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An extra helping of happiness

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 05/10/2022

Let's take a moment to celebrate the little things! For the third week running, our guru of gourmet cooking – Kitchen Manager Peter – and our hard-working kitchen team have scored perfect reviews from people seeking help here at Hutt St Centre. We installed a "Happy or Not" kiosk in...

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Meet Hutt St Hero Riley

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 30/09/2022

Meet Hutt St Hero Riley Small acts of kindness can be a powerful catalyst, as 9-year-old Hutt St Hero Riley knows very well. Riley and dad, Ben, walked 53km and for over 12 hours from Williamstown to Hutt St Centre, enduring rain and mud, and raising over $5,100! Riley’s fundraiser...

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Toward Home Alliance update

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 23/09/2022

Expression of Interest for Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCO) or Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHO) The Toward Home Alliance (THA) delivers specialist homelessness services across the city, inner and outer south and Adelaide Hills regions. Since commencing in July 2021, providing intentional, culturally safe and responsive services for Aboriginal...

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Many boots make a great impact

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 14/09/2022

Boo Hooi (Jimmy) Khoo has completed his fourth Walk a Mile in My Boots Challenge, raising $1,700 and rallying the DCS Learning Academy team to walk together. His heart for helping people stems from his own experiences growing up: “I was inspired to do Walk a Mile in My Boots...

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One boy's heart to end homelessness

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 08/09/2022

Arie knows firsthand that you’re never too young to make a difference. Since the age of four, Arie has been determined to play his part in supporting people doing it tough. Growing up near Victoria Park, he’d seen people sleeping rough or in tents and wanted to help – but...

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Meet our Healthcare Hero, RDNS Nurse Jacqui

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 02/09/2022

For more than 6,000 people in South Australia, homelessness is a daily reality leading to complex health issues that require expert care outside the walls of the hospital system. RDNS Silverchain nurse, Jacqui, shares her insights on her role in supporting people experiencing homelessness to access health care.  Jacqui works...

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The Path to a Brighter Future

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 01/09/2022

Meet Kingsley. He’s the talented artist who painted these colourful boots in celebration of Hutt St Centre’s 2022 Walk a Mile in My Boots Challenge. For over a year, Kingsley’s been taking part in the Aged City Living program at Hutt St Centre, which provides support for older people who’ve...

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The journey to homefulness

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 31/08/2022

Meet two of our valued team members here at Hutt St Centre – Andy and Doris! An important part of the job for case managers like Andy is helping people find a safe and permanent home. But as anyone who’s had to move house will tell you, it can be...

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An Un-FUR-getable Day

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 19/08/2022

Participants of our Aged City Living program recently had an a-meow-zing time at Sassy's Cat Cafe and Adoption Centre. A big thank you to Sharon and the team for their warm welcome, and for making it such a special occasion for everyone who came along! Kingsley (pictured) LOVES cats, as...

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Hutt St Centre's 2022 Business Lunch

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 17/08/2022

As a local South Australian charity, we feel incredibly fortunate to have the support of amazing South Australian business leaders, philanthropists and social changemakers. During Homelessness Week earlier this month, many of these supporters came together at Adelaide Oval to help us celebrate Hutt St Centre’s Annual Business Lunch. A...

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SA's Governor Walks a Mile with People Experiencing Homelessness

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 12/08/2022

This morning, our Chair Tim O'Callaghan and CEO Chris Burns, along with a small group of clients, volunteers and staff from Hutt St Centre were warmly welcomed at Government House by our Patron, Her Excellency the Honourable Frances Adamson AC, Governor of South Australia and Mr Bunten. Together, we walked...

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Celebrating the FIVEaa Undie Drive for 2022

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 08/08/2022

Most of us go to our drawers and pull out a fresh pair of 'smalls' without much thought – and we’ve generally got a few pairs to get us through until washing day!  But people sleeping rough don’t have that luxury. That’s why we are so incredibly grateful to David...

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Five ways to help end homelessness

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 06/08/2022

As Homelessness Week comes to a close for 2022, it's important to remember homelessness remains a tough reality for more than 6,000 people in South Australia all year round. Let’s keep ending homelessness on the agenda beyond Homelessness Week. There are so many ways you can learn more about homelessness...

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60 years of dining service at Hutt St Centre

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 05/08/2022

Today marks 60 years since the doors first opened to Hutt St Centre’s dining room. Since then, we’ve served more than 2 million meals to people doing it tough in South Australia! While the Daughters of Charity first began providing meals to the local community in 1954, this day marked...

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Nathan shares his journey out of homelessness

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 01/08/2022

Today marks the beginning of Homelessness Week (1-7 August). But for more than 6,000 people in South Australia, like Nathan*, homelessness is an everyday reality. Aged just 15, Nathan fled his abusive family and came to Adelaide seeking a fresh start. With no support to speak of, he worked hard...

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East End Cellars Soup Kitchen is back for 2022!

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 11/07/2022

Is there anything better on a cold winter’s day than a delicious bowl of soup? Maybe just the knowledge that your meal is helping make a difference for people doing it tough! This Thursday 14 July, our friends at East End Cellars are kicking off their annual Soup Kitchen with...

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The journey so far

01/07/2022

“For me, this is the culmination of all my life’s experiences; the chance to lead an iconic body at the coalface of caring for the most vulnerable members of our community.” From peacekeeping in the Gaza Strip to high-level roles in mental health and defence, our CEO Chris Burns shared...

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How does it feel to sleep rough in winter?

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 28/06/2022

It’s been a brutally cold start to winter. For people sleeping rough, there’s no more terrifying time of year. Toby*, who bravely shared his story in our Winter Appeal, says: “Being homeless in winter is the worst. You can’t sleep in freezing conditions – it’s just impossible. I remember wandering...

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Congratulations to Bruce McAvaney OAM

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 23/06/2022

On behalf of everyone at Hutt St Centre, we’d like to wish congratulations to a very SPECIAL South Aussie icon – Hutt St Centre Ambassador, Mr Bruce McAvaney OAM. This week, Bruce was deservedly inducted into Australian television’s Hall of Fame as part of the 2022 TV Week Logie Awards....

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Step up for the 2022 Walk a Mile in My Boots Challenge!

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 21/06/2022

Have you heard the news? Hutt St Centre’s Walk a Mile in My Boots Challenge is back for 2022! We know you care just as much as we do about helping people doing it tough in South Australia – that’s why you’re part of our awesome community of supporters! Can...

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Home means a community that cares

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 16/06/2022

We talk about ‘homefulness’ a lot here at Hutt St Centre. It means the feeling of safety, control and confidence that comes with having a place of your own. Beyond just having a roof over your head, homefulness is about finding your place in the world and being connected to...

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Aspire Program Manager named in SA's 40 Under 40

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 10/06/2022

We are very proud to share that the Manager of our Aspire Program, Tameka, has been recognised as one of South Australia’s 40 Under 40 by InDaily!  Hutt St Centre CEO, Chris, said the accolade was well-deserved. “Tameka is leading a unique and revolutionary model of case management that is...

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Small gestures of kindness

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 09/06/2022

Case management is a tough job, and many of the hardest parts go unseen. But the little things can make a huge difference for people on their journey out of homelessness. Having someone around who believes in you. A friendly ear to listen, or just to ask how you’re doing....

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Look for the helpers

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 08/06/2022

It takes a special kind of human to choose kindness in the face of adversity. But our community here at Hutt St Centre is full of people like that – the helpers and the givers. This week, our friends and neighbours at Bici Espresso sustained serious damage to their café...

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Happy Say Something Nice Day

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 01/06/2022

Here's a much-needed ray of sunshine after the past few cold and gloomy days. Today happens to be 'Say Something Nice Day', but we're big fans of saying nice things whenever the mood strikes! When we introduced a HappyOrNot kiosk to our Wellbeing Centre last year, it was intended to...

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