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Hutt St Centre upgrade a godsend


Light, open and airy spaces fit-for-purpose are a feature of the Hutt St Centre’s redevelopment which was officially opened on February 28. In the planning stages for several years, the refurbishment delivers modern facilities tailored to maximise space and improve services for people at risk of or experiencing homelessness. Features...

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Hutt St Centre has completed a major refurbishment


Adelaide shelter, @HuttStCentre has completed a major refurbishment in a bid to accommodate the increasing number and needs of the people coming through its doors. — ABC Adelaide (@abcadelaide) March 1, 2021

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Hutt St Centre welcomes Govt review into homelessness program


The Hutt Street Centre says it is not concerned about an upcoming State Government review into one of its homelessness programs, claiming it has saved taxpayers $5.69 million over three years by keeping vulnerable people off the streets. The State Government opened a tender this week calling for companies to...

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Hutt St Centre pleads for people to stop verbally abusing the homeless given they have nowhere to go


Hutt St Centre chief executive Chris Burns said there were about 200 people sleeping rough in the city, and the State Government had not given a directive to house them in hotels like it did earlier in the year. "One third of the people who came in didn't know about...

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Hutt St Centre cleared after council's $40,000 legal review


Hutt St Centre CEO Chris Burns told InDaily this morning that the review removed a “lingering cloud of uncertainty that’s been hanging over the Centre for months”. “We did our homework a long time ago and knew that we were compliant,” he said. “We’re just glad to see it out...

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Team walks a mile in boots for charity


With a goal of raising $400, a team of Murraylands family and friends decided to fundraise for the Hutt Street Centre and set off for the Walk a Mile in My Boots Challenge on Friday, August 7. The challenge is one way the centre raises money to help end homelessness,...

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Meet the Case Workers of Hutt St Centre


We visit the centre on a sunny Tuesday afternoon. A volunteer gardener directs us to the door of a small building. We’re surprised that such a humble structure can make such an impact. It was National Homelessness Week last week, and so CityMag stopped by the Hutt St Centre to...

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Why make life even harder for Hutt St homeless?


Lainie Anderson: Why make life even harder for Hutt St homeless? It seems some would rather marginalise our most vulnerable than measure up to what makes our city awesome, Lainie Anderson says of the decision by Adelaide City councillors to review Hutt St Centre’s planning approvals. It was good old...

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City council pushes on with Hutt St Centre legal review


Adelaide City Council has voted to proceed with its controversial legal review of Hutt Street Centre land use – despite one councillor warning it could cost ratepayers up to $100,000. The centre, which helps about 200 people experiencing homelessness each year, described last night’s decision as “an unfortunate and unnecessary...

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Charities prepare for surge in demand


Charities supporting the homeless and vulnerable in the community are preparing for a surge in demand as the full impact of COVID-19 job losses are felt and the colder weather hits the State. “In recent weeks we have noticed an increase in new people coming to Hutt St Centre seeking...

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Hutt St Centre hits out at opponents after winning upgrade approval


Hutt St Centre has hit out at “vile allegations” that it is the cause of criminal and anti-social behaviour in the area, after winning approval for a $2 million upgrade despite “a very small group of very vocal people” campaigning to block it. Hutt St Centre CEO Chris Burns told...

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Green light for Hutt St Centre upgrade


Hutt St Centre has welcomed news its proposed upgrade has been given the go-ahead, saying the planned improvements will allow it to better help people out of homelessness. Hutt St Centre CEO Chris Burns said the improvements would ultimately allow the centre “to better help clients out of homelessness and...

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Hutt St Centre is 'frustrated' at being blamed for crime


"Hutt Street Centre is frustrated when its clients are immediately and readily blamed for anti-social behaviour in Hutt Street" The Hutt Street Centre has rejected “misconceived” allegations that it is the cause of anti-social and unlawful behaviour in the city’s southeast, ahead of a council decision on whether to allow...

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Hutt St Centre appoints new Chair


A prominent Adelaide lawyer has been announced as the new chair of the Hutt Street Centre, as the search for a replacement CEO for the homeless service provider continues.    Photo: Tony Lewis / InDaily Piper Alderman deputy managing partner Tim O’Callaghan, who also heads the legal firm’s Adelaide office, was...

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Hutt St Centre incorrectly blamed for crime: SA Police


Senior SA Police officers have revealed they feel “sorry” for the Hutt Street Centre for being “incorrectly” blamed for inciting criminal behaviour in the city’s southeast, following the release of new data showing the street accounts for less than two per cent of reported crime in the CBD. Read the...

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Meet the man tackling homelessness and redefining how charities do business


Ian Cox is the CEO of the Hutt St Centre, a frontline homelessness support service running some of the most cutting-edge programs to end homelessness in Australia. He’s this week’s Changemaker.  When Cox first walked into the Hutt St Centre 26 years ago he didn’t think that one day he...

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Ruth's promise pays off

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on 31/10/2018

As enemy planes flew overhead strafing everything below, a young Ruth Kobylanski huddled with her sister and made a promise to God: If she survived the horror of this war she would “repay” Him in some way. Her efforts to keep her promise were acknowledged recently when she was named...

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Marshall defends Hutt St Centre against "instant experts" on talkback radio


Marshall defends Hutt St Centre against "instant experts" on talkback radio The under-fire Hutt Street Centre for homeless people has received powerful support from the South Australian business community and Premier Steven Marshall. The centre’s annual business fundraising lunch yesterday attracted a record crowd – just over 600 people –...

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Adelaide's homeless: beyond the stereotypes and simplistic solutions

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 28/03/2018

The face of homelessness in South Australia has dramatically changed and South Australia needs a collective approach to find a solution, explains Hutt St Centre CEO Ian Cox. Click here to read full InDaily article  

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Police reject claims of rising violence among Hutt St homeless


Adelaide city councillors are warning of a dangerous spike in violent criminal behaviour among homeless people on Hutt Street and a local business says its staff are scared to go outdoors – but police say there has been no increase in reported crime in the area. Read full InDaily article...

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The Advertiser: "Adelaide’s homeless and the side of Christmas most of us never see"

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 10/01/2017

Our Development and Partnerships Manager, Danielle Bayard, featured in this article by The Advertiser's online news site, Adelaide Now. The article outlined many of the challenges people experiencing homelessness can face during the festive season.  The article can be found below or read on the Adelaide Now website.   Mark Arstall...

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The Advertiser: "Christmas revellers urged to check on vulnerable neighbours in South Australia"

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 03/01/2017

Did you see Hutt St Centre mentioned by The Advertiser's online news site, Adelaide Now? The article outlined the dangers of high temperatures, and urged the community to be aware of those who could be significantly impacted by the severe weather. Hutt St Centre stayed open Christmas day and night,...

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Phil Walsh tributes donated to homeless and needy in Adelaide

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 03/08/2015

ADELAIDE Football Club has given more than a thousand guernseys, jackets, beanies, scarfs, shirts and footballs to the needy. Honouring the memory of Phil Walsh and respecting the wishes of his family and Crows members, club staff have passed on more than 20 boxes crammed with the non-personalised Crows gear....

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