Homelessness Week 2019 has provided an opportunity to highlight great work community organisations are doing to stem the tide of homelessness in South Australia.
This morning in Adelaide, nearly 5,000 people took part in the Hutt Street Centre’s annual ‘Walk a Mile in My Boots’ event, which raises funds to support the Centre’s important work helping people experiencing homelessness.
Senator for South Australia Don Farrell and South Australian Shadow Minister for Human Services Nat Cook today joined Federal and State Labor parliamentary colleagues and thousands of others to take part in the walk.
The number of walkers provided a timely and stark reminder of the extent of homelessness in South Australia, with about 6,000 South Australians experiencing homelessness.
Hutt St Centre, located in Adelaide’s CBD, serves over 40,000 meals and provides support services to nearly 2,000 people every year.
Every day, more than 200 people on average visit the centre, where they are provided with services including showers, laundry facilities, visiting health professionals, an aged city living program, recreation activities, education and training, legal aid and assistance with finding housing.
Labor values the crucial work of the Hutt St Centre in supporting Adelaide’s most vulnerable, and will always support their place in our community.