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A generous helping for people facing homelessness

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 17/05/2022

Each year, Hutt St Centre serves up to 40,000 nourishing breakfasts and lunches for South Australians doing it tough. Kitchen Manager, Peter, leads a team of dedicated volunteers who make this meal service possible. Annie has been volunteering in the kitchen since she retired nearly five years ago. After a...

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Celebrating National Volunteer Week 2022

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 16/05/2022

Each month, Hutt St Centre welcomes more than 850 people at risk of or experiencing homelessness through our doors. We rely on the generous support of the South Australian community to help people rebuild their lives – and there are few supporters more passionate than our volunteers. Over the past...

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Enabling voting for people experiencing homelessness

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 11/05/2022

“Since I became an Australian citizen, I’ve always taken voting very seriously. It’s a right not everyone has and I am grateful for the chance to vote today.”  These words were shared by Christa*, a woman who's been doing it tough lately. She came to Hutt St Centre for a...

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The space between homelessness and homefulness

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 05/05/2022

You know that feeling of uncertainty when you’re leaving something behind? It might be a job, a home, or a relationship you’ve outgrown. You’re choosing to make the change, but it’s still scary. And there’s a term for it – “liminal state”. It means the feeling of uncertainty created by...

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You're never too young to make a difference

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 29/04/2022

We were thrilled this week to meet one of our Hutt St Heroes, six-year-old fundraiser Hazel!  You might remember her story from a few weeks ago... Hazel came up with a creative idea to help people experiencing homelessness by selling her artwork to neighbours, family and friends. With the support...

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We remember them

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 25/04/2022

Today we remember and reflect on the service of all Veterans and their families, whose selfless courage makes us the nation we are today. In 1954, when the Sisters of the Daughters of Charity arrived in Adelaide, they found a number of men living in the Park Lands and nearby...

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Community blooms through Book Club

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 19/04/2022

As the weather turns chilly, many of us will be dreaming of cosy afternoons curled up with a good book. The chance to relax and unwind is essential for wellbeing, but it doesn’t happen often for people experiencing homelessness. That’s why we offer a range of social groups and activities...

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Hutt St Centre appoints Richard Amato to its Board

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 11/04/2022

Hutt St Centre has appointed Enerven Executive General Manager Richard Amato to the role of Non-Executive Director on its board. Mr Amato has more than 25 years' experience in the construction, wine, manufacturing and energy industries, both in the public and private sectors. As Executive General Manager of Enerven, South...

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Thank you to our Healthcare Heroes

07/04/2022

Did you know? 90% of people who walk through our doors are experiencing a medical issue – and half have been unable to seek appropriate healthcare. Today is World Health Day and we’re saying THANK YOU to the wonderful healthcare providers who give people experiencing homelessness the chance to reclaim...

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Paying it forward

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 05/04/2022

There’s nothing we love more than hearing from past clients of Hutt St Centre who’ve gone on to bigger and better things!  Back when Jade (pictured) and her partner, Gray, were sleeping rough, they’d visit Hutt St Centre for healthy meals, hot showers and a place to wash their clothes....

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Thank you to our friends at Rossi Boots

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 29/03/2022

Who’s stylish, hard-working and generous to boot? The good people at Rossi Boots! To show their support for people experiencing homelessness, they’ve kindly donated 200 pairs of brand new Rossi boots to Hutt St Centre! This gift will make a vital difference for many people who walk through our doors...

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A life-changing gift for Tilly

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 23/03/2022

You might remember before Christmas we introduced you to Tilly*, a young woman who found herself sleeping rough on the streets of Adelaide after moving from the country for mental health treatment. When she eventually left hospital, Tilly had nothing but the clothes on her back. No support, no money,...

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Meet Hutt St Hero, Hazel

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 21/03/2022

Meet six-year-old Hazel – an amazing young supporter who’s doing her bit to help people experiencing homelessness in Adelaide! Here’s the heartwarming message we received from Hazel’s mum: “My daughter, Hazel, has been relentlessly pleading with me for weeks to help her set up a stall out the front of...

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Celebrating 10 years of Dulcie's at the Garden of Unearthly Delights

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 18/03/2022

It’s the final weekend of Adelaide Fringe which means it’s your last chance to visit Dulcie's Shop of Real Opportunity in The Garden of Unearthly Delights for another year. Dulcie’s is the brainchild of our longtime friend and Ambassador, Amanda Blair, who launched this mobile vintage fashion icon ten years...

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A safe and welcoming place for women

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 16/03/2022

Did you know? Last financial year, we saw a 30% growth in the number of women aged 18-34 seeking support here at Hutt St Centre. And overall, women make up more than a third of the people who access our services. Asking for help is a huge step for anyone...

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Celebrating World Social Work Day

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 15/03/2022

Today is World Social Work Day and the theme is ‘Leaving No One Behind’. We want to take a moment to acknowledge all the amazing social workers and case managers who make a life-changing difference for people doing it tough, right across the world. Here at Hutt St Centre, social...

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Introducing our new Ambassador, Ali Clarke

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 10/03/2022

In a world without COVID-19, we would have been celebrating Hutt St Centre’s 2022 Business Lunch at Adelaide Oval today. This annual fundraising event brings together business leaders, professionals, and philanthropists to network and raise vital funds to support people experiencing homelessness in Adelaide. But given the ongoing uncertainty around...

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Tips for connecting with your local community

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 02/03/2022

Moving into a new home can be exciting but overwhelming. This is especially true for people rebuilding their lives after homelessness. Many people who’ve been through it say transitioning from rough sleeping into their own home can feel isolating and lonely. Often, after everything they’ve been through, people who've experienced...

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ANZ Community Ball raises funds to help end homelessness

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 01/03/2022

The 2022 ANZ Community Ball is on this weekend and Hutt St Centre is honoured to be a major charity partner. Organisers hope to raise over $300,000 to be shared among a range of local organisations, including Operation Flinders Foundation, Jodi Lee Foundation, Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, Zoos...

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What are the major parties planning for people doing it tough in SA?

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 28/02/2022

With South Australians headed to the polls in less than 3 weeks, it’s essential our community continues to shine a light on the issues affecting people who are doing it tough in our state. Join our friends at the South Australian Council of Social Service (SACOSS) this Wednesday for a...

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Welcome to our new Ambassador, Vicky Welgraven AM

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 25/02/2022

Congratulations to our newest Hutt St Centre Ambassador, Vicky Welgraven AM, on her recent appointment as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM). Vicky was recognised for her ‘Significant Service to Women through Social Welfare Organisations, and to Indigenous Health’. A proud Adnyamathanha woman from the Northern Flinders Ranges,...

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Voting Enrolment for People Experiencing Homelessness

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 22/02/2022

A team from Hutt St Centre, The Big Issue Australia Vendors and Sally from the Electoral Commission of South Australia (ECSA) got together last week for a friendly soccer game in Adelaide's South Park Lands. Aside from soccer, the conversation was all about ensuring South Australians experiencing homelessness know their...

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Welcome to our new Ambassador, Hayley Pearson!

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 16/02/2022

We're thrilled to share the news that our longtime supporter and dear friend, Hayley Pearson, is now a Hutt St Centre Ambassador to help people doing it tough in South Australia.  Writer, TV Presenter and one half of the iconic Adelady brand, Hayley has been in the public eye since...

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Pop-up COVID-19 Testing Site for people experiencing homelessness

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 15/02/2022

In partnership with SA Pathology, a pop-up COVID-19 testing site has been established by SA Health at Hutt St Centre, 258 Hutt Street, Adelaide. The site, which is open from Monday 14 to Friday 18 February, 7.30am to 12.30pm, is targeting homeless and rough sleepers in Adelaide for voluntary testing,...

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A home for Hannah

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 09/02/2022

Homefulness means the feeling of safety, control and confidence that comes with having a place to call home. Every person has a right to homefulness. A space where they feel connected, at peace and safe. A place that’s for them. Sadly, like three-quarters of the people who come to Hutt...

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