Adelaide Day Centre for Homeless Persons Inc

Service is available to men aged 25 years and over who are unemployed, retired or receive the Disability Support Pension.

They provide assistance along with the Care & Housing for the Aged (ACHA) to financially disadvantaged frail aged people who are homeless or living in insecure accommodation and who are in the Intensive Rehabilitation Activity Program.

Services include: gardening, woodwork, crafts, living skills and holistic support Information, referral, housing, welfare, emergency assistance, food, furniture and other material assistance.

Mobile soup kitchen operates every day (except Saturday) from 1st Monday in May to early October at Whitmore Square at 6.30pm & Hurtle Square at 7.15pm.

*Referral and Assessment required for admission into the Intensive Rehabilitation Activity Program.

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Fred's Van Meal Service

Please check the website below for the most recent Timetable for Fred's Van.

Provides a free hot meal, blankets, clothing, food vouchers, books and referral to other community services and government agencies. Fred's Van is open to anyone in need and operates at ten locations across Adelaide and regional South Australia.

The Fred's Van Timetable showing when and where the vans will be located is available at their website

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Hutt Street Centre

Hutt St Centre is a place of connection and support, where people facing homelessness are empowered to rebuild their lives, rediscover their identities and reconnect with those who love them.

They walk alongside people on their journey toward homefulness—a word they use to describe the feeling of safety, control and confidence that comes with having a place to call home.

When people walk through the doors of Hutt St Centre they are helped to fulfil their immediate needs, like a shower, a meal, and a charged phone, while their 20+ visiting services provide support ranging from medical check-ups to financial counselling.

With a focus on the future, they connect people with housing, education and employment opportunities to build the skills and confidence to change their circumstances for good.

They believe in a society that grants all people an equal chance to live a full life. And until that happens, Hutt St Centre will continue to be the voice for systematic change. Through their active advocacy, fundraising initiatives, unrelenting support and culture of ingrained respect, we are bringing an end to the injustice we see in our city.

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ac.care Homelessness Service

ac.care: Empowering Individuals Facing Homelessness

ac.care serves as a vital support system for individuals confronting homelessness or at imminent risk in various locations. Their Specialist Homelessness Service offers a comprehensive range of support options tailored to the unique needs of each individual, ensuring they receive the assistance and guidance necessary to attain stability and independence.

The Homelessness Service provided by ac.care encompasses a wide array of support services, including:

- Brokerage funds

- Crisis support

- Early intervention advice and information

- Support for homeless children

- Outreach support

- Wait-list support

- Referral to other essential services

- Supported accommodation options

A Collaborative Approach

Recognizing the complexity of addressing homelessness, ac.care adopts a collaborative approach. They work closely with other organizations and the community, utilizing a collaborative process of assessment, planning, facilitation, and advocacy to ensure individuals receive personalized and non-judgmental support.

Culturally Sensitive Service Delivery

ac.care prioritizes culturally appropriate service delivery to cater to the diverse cultural backgrounds of their clients. Their Aboriginal and Multicultural Advocates ensure that services are accessible and responsive to the unique needs of Aboriginal and multicultural clients.

Who Can Access Their Service?

The homelessness service offered by ac.care is available to individuals of all ages, including youth, adults, families, and their children. Accessing their services is straightforward – individuals can visit their locations, call their office to schedule an appointment, or reach out via email at care@accare.org.au.

How They Assist

- Respectful Support: ac.care acknowledges that homelessness is the result of various factors and experiences. Their team provides unwavering support and understanding through the ups and downs of life, respecting the journey of every individual they encounter.

- Early Intervention: They believe in the power of early intervention in addressing homelessness. Their programs are designed to provide timely support, helping individuals navigate challenges and access essential resources to prevent homelessness.

Addressing Homelessness in Rural Communities

Recognizing the unique challenges of homelessness in rural areas, ac.care is committed to providing tailored support to overcome them.

Accessing Their Service

Individuals facing homelessness or at risk can contact their local ac.care office or the Homelessness Gateway on 1800 003 308 for support. Their specialist homelessness workers will assess their needs and work with them to find safe and stable accommodation options or provide emergency relief.

Crisis Accommodation and Specialist Support

ac.care's crisis accommodation offers short-term assistance, providing a breathing space while individuals explore longer-term solutions. Additionally, their Specialist Homelessness Service offers intensive tenancy support and supportive housing packages tailored to the needs of youth, adults, and families.

Empowering Independence

At ac.care, the goal is to empower individuals affected by homelessness, helping them achieve self-reliance and independence. Their services are funded by the Federal and State Governments' National Affordable Housing Agreement and National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness, enabling them to continue providing vital support to those in need.

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Women's Service

Catherine House

Catherine House provides accommodation and support services for women experiencing homelessness in South Australia.

Women who are 18 years and older and unaccompanied by children can be referred to Catherine House. Referrals to the Crisis Accommodation Service are accepted from all sources, including other homelessness services, hospitals, GPs, SAPOL, or directly from women seeking accommodation.

A referral form can be found attached.

Every Catherine House client is provided with her own bedroom, shared bathroom and lounge/dining facilities. Upon arrival, women receive a welcome pack including new sleepwear, underwear and toiletries. All meals are provided.

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Centacare Catholic Country SA Homelessness Service

The Ceduna Generic Homelessness Service can provide support with obtaining private rental housing and advocacy with social housing.

They can refer and provide support for emergency accommodation for individuals, couples and families. The can also provide specialised services including the Supportive Housing program.

Support includes:

- Information and advocacy for housing options.

- Tenancy and Case Management Plans.

- Support and referrals for emergency/short term accommodation.

- Support, information and links to other services.

It is a free and confidential service.

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Code RED & Code BLUE

Code RED & Code BLUE is a response to extreme weather aiming to reduce the harmful effects on people rough sleeping by:

- connecting them with support services

- providing additional services including extended operating hours for services, increased shelter options, additional food services, sunscreen etc.

Housing SA activates Code Red and Code Blue, coordinating the response across South Australia in partnership with other services.

When a Code Red or Code Blue response is activated, homelessness services will visit known rough sleeper locations to make people aware of the supports available to them.

Triggers for Code Red

- An extreme heat watch is issued if there are three or more days in a row with an average daily temperature over 29°C eg - 36°C daytime and 22°C overnight. An extreme heat watch activates standby status in preparation for a Code Red activation

- An extreme heat warning is issued where there are three or more days days in a row with an average daily temperature over 32°C eg - 40°C daytime and 24°C overnight. An extreme heat warning triggers a Code Red activation

- Any other factors related to extreme heat which require a Code Red response.

Triggers for Code Blue

- Conditions predicted to continue for at least three days by the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) with any two of the following:

- temperatures dropping below an average night-time low of 6°C

- significant rainfall causing difficulty for unsheltered individuals to remain dry

- damaging wind gusts pose a high risk for the safety of unsheltered individuals.

- Conditions predicted by BOM to continue for at least five days, when temperatures drop below an average night-time low of 5°C

- Any other factors related to extreme winter weather which require a Code Blue response.

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Helpline Service

Homeless Connect SA

Homeless Connect SA operates as a state-wide 24/7 free telephone service for individuals experiencing homelessness in South Australia. The service offers information and direct referrals to homelessness services, ensuring individuals receive the necessary support during challenging times. Homeless Connect SA provides short-term assistance until individuals are connected with a homelessness service, and offers referrals to specialist support services, including Domestic Violence and Aboriginal Family Violence services, youth services, and mental health services.

How They Help:

- The dedicated team at Homeless Connect SA is available 24/7 to offer immediate support and guidance to individuals facing homelessness. Whether callers need a listening ear, urgent assistance, or information, Homeless Connect SA is there to help.

- Homeless Connect SA connects callers to a network of homelessness services across South Australia. Whether it's emergency accommodation, support programs, or resources, they ensure that individuals receive the assistance they need to navigate their journey out of homelessness.

- In addition to homelessness services, Homeless Connect SA provides referrals to specialist support services tailored to individual needs. This includes access to Domestic Violence and Aboriginal Family Violence services, youth services, and mental health services. They understand that each person's situation is unique and strive to connect them with the appropriate support networks.

- Homeless Connect SA offers short-term assistance to individuals until they are connected with a homelessness service. Whether it's temporary accommodation, immediate support, or guidance, they provide a safety net during times of crisis.

Empowering Individuals:

At Homeless Connect SA, the focus is on empowering individuals to take control of their circumstances and access the support they deserve. Their compassionate team is committed to providing a listening ear, practical assistance, and resources to help individuals rebuild their lives.

Get in Touch:

If you or someone you know is experiencing homelessness or in need of support, reach out to Homeless Connect SA. Their 24/7 helpline is there to listen, assist, and guide towards the help needed. You're not alone – Homeless Connect SA is there to support you every step of the way.

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One Voice Mobile Showers

One Voice mobile showers is a charitable organisation dedicated to providing essential shower facilities for individuals experiencing homelessness.

What Do They Offer?

- Mobile Shower Units: One Voice operates mobile shower units equipped with all the amenities needed for a hot shower.

- Hygiene and Dignity: These showers offer a sense of dignity, hygiene, and comfort to individuals who may not have regular access to such facilities.

- Accessible Services: The mobile shower units are made easily accessible to individuals experiencing homelessness, providing a safe space for showering.

One Voice operates in multiple locations around Adelaide. You can find their timetable of locations on their website.

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