Hutt St Center Winter Preparation Drive
On any one night across Australia there are more than 105,000 people who are homeless. Each year in South Australia around 850 people “sleep rough” and nearly 8,000 people seek help from homeless agencies such as Hutt St Centre. This includes men, women and families with children.
Within the heart of the south-eastern corner of the city of Adelaide, Hutt St Centre (HSC) is a frontline agency for homeless and vulnerable people. Started by the Daughters of Charity in 1954, Hutt St Centre is a multi-service, non-residential agency providing essential and professional services to help people facing homelessness and disadvantage achieve secure housing and social inclusion.
Hutt St Centre provides a place of hope, belonging and care to men, women and homeless families. Each year Hutt St Centre serves around 50,000 meals and offers social work services to over 2,100 people. Showers, laundry facilities, visiting health professionals, an aged city living program for our older clients, recreation activities, education and training, legal aid and assistance with finding housing are all services provided to the 200 plus homeless people who visit Hutt St Centre each day.
RRT saw a need, when visiting the facilities at Hutt St, of warm, thick blankets for those sleeping rough and so offered to donate these to the centre along with new pillows, in time for winter. RRT assisted Hutt St Centre by donating 60 blankets and 20 new pillows along with carton of bottled water. These will be given out to those that are less fortunate and are homeless on the streets in Adelaide.