One Voice is a charity that provides a mobile shower and toilet facility for the homeless in Adelaide. This is sometimes provides an opportunity to have something to eat and a chat about the needs of people sleeping rough and doing without access to such basic facilitates as a hot shower and a safe environment.
One Voice is a registered charity that has been providing similar facilities in the Eastern States and is working with local charities and services to assist in specific areas that have a need.
Please check the website for updated locations and times.
Salvation Army, 70 Marion St, Unley. 10.00am to 12.00pm
Uniting Church, 13 Mann St, Mount Barker 10.00am to 12.00pm (Subject to change as the Church groups share the service around each month, see attached pdf)
Faithworks, 5 Clifton St, Belair Athol 10.00am to 12.00pm
Salvation Army, 277 Pirie St, Adelaide City 5.00pm to 7.30pm
Hope Church, 1013 South Road, Melrose Park 10.00am to 12.00pm
Oaklands Skate Park, Oaklands Road, Oakland Park 5.00pm to 7.30pm (fortnightly)
Salvation Army, 155 Sturt Road, Seacombe Gardens, 10.00am to 1.00pm
TAFE SA has hair and beauty salons that are open to the public. Students and apprentices practice their skills under supervision in well-equipped salons, providing hair, nail, tanning, waxing, facial and massage services at very reasonable prices. For more information, check out the price list.
Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
Please contact your local salon for an appointment and details.
Salons available in Adelaide, Elizabeth, Mount Gambier, Noarlunga and Whyalla.
Orange Sky Laundry is a mobile laundry service for the homeless in Adelaide. There are two vans servicing the Adelaide and Northern regions. Peggy is Adelaide based and Sandy operates through the Northern districts
You can find an Orange Sky van at the following locations:
- Free79 Centre 379 Prospect road, Blair Athol from 11am to 2pm
- Vinnies Men's Crisis Centre at 28 Whitmore Square, Adelaide from 930 to 12.30pm
- Mary's Kitchen 92 Jetty Road, Glenelg 5.30pm - 7.30pm
- Hopes Cafe Cnr The Parade and Portrush Road, Beulah Park 10.30am - 1pm
- Fred's Van Vinnies Elizabeth, Langford drive 5pm - 7pm
- Fred's Van (WYC) 13 McKinna Road, Christie Downs from 6pm till 8pm
- Vinnies Men;s Crisis Centre at 28 Whitmore Square, Adelaide from 10am to 1pm
- Elizabeth MIssion 91-93 Elizabeth Way, Elizabeth 10.30am - 12.30pm
- ADRA Brahma Lodge 148 Frost Road, Brahma Lodge 6pm - 8pm
- Salvation Army Marion 155 Sturt Road, Secombe Gardens 11am - 1.30pm
- Vinnies Men's Crisis Centre at 28 Whitmore Square, Adelaide from 9am to 12pm (noon)
- Anglicare The Arches 77 Thomas Place, Port Adelaide 11am - 1pm
- Fred's Van Salisbury 17 Whitsire Street Salisbury 4.30pm - 6.30pm
Both laundry vans, Peggy and Sandy, provide loads of washing and plenty of conversations for this community.
Orange Sky Laundry is a catalyst for conversation. In the one hour time it takes to wash and dry someone's clothes there is absolutely nothing to do but sit down on one of the 6 orange chairs and have a positive and genuine conversation between our everyday volunteers and everyday friends on the street.
Check the website for the latest locations and times.
Red Cross can provide you with a daily telephone call to check on your wellbeing. This provides peace of mind if you are at risk of an accident or illness that may go unnoticed, such as falling and being unable to call for help. The volunteer will check to see that you are well and provide a friendly voice to wake up to each morning.
Is this service for you? - Telecross is for people who live alone and are at risk of an accident or illness that may go unnoticed. In particular, people who:
* are frail and aged
* have a disability
* are housebound
* are recovering from an illness or accident
Telecross is also available to the carers of people who are eligible for the service. When family and carers are away, or if someone has just returned home after a hospital stay, Telecross can also be used on a temporary basis.
About the Service - Friendly volunteers make calls each morning, 365 days a year. If the call is not answered, Red Cross will take action to make sure you are OK. Even if you have visitors during the week, a phone call first thing in the morning can make a difference if an emergency response is required. The calls provide reassurance as well as help to maintain independence.
This service is available through both the National Disability and Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and My Aged Care.
The Telecross REDi service supports people by calling them daily during declared heatwaves. Telecross REDi is activated by the South Australian Department for Communities & Social Inclusion when an extreme weather event is declared.
How it works
Red Cross volunteers call pre-registered clients to check on their wellbeing. The callers ask people how they are coping and remind clients of important measures to assist them through the extreme weather.
If a call goes unanswered or if someone is in distress, an emergency procedure is activated to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the client.
People in the community who are at risk during extreme weather events and require phone support during these periods are encouraged to register for the service.
This includes people who live alone, have a disability, are experiencing mental illness, are housebound, frail, aged, recovering from an illness or accident, or have an ongoing illness, such as diabetes or a heart condition. Carers of vulnerable people are also encouraged to register as they may be at risk during an extreme weather event.
Telecross REDi is free.
Joining a gym or a sporting club can be expensive and keeping the kids active with a regular activity that is both inexpensive and that suits everyone is hard.
Maintaining health is a key function to dealing with the stresses of life. Working all week and managing family and school commitments can be time consuming and stressful. Finding a way of keeping the family fit for free sounds too good to be true.
Park run can take the whole family out to community owned parklands to become more active and build basic fitness. Already Park Run has grown from a grassroots community physical activity and engagement into a regular must do for many families in Adelaide and some regional areas.
Starting in the UK it has quickly grown around the world and now S.A. holds regular events every Saturday morning at Aldinga Beach, Carisbrooke, Christies Beach, Clare Valley, Cleland, Edithburgh, Gawler, Goolwa, Jubilee Way, Kangaroo Island, Largs Bay, Lochiel, Mawson Lakes, Moana, Mount Barker, Mount Gambier, Murray Bridge, Nuriootpa, Port Augusta, Port Broughton, Port Lincoln, Renmark, Reynella East, Strathalbyn, Torrens, Victor Harbor, West Beach and still growing. Look for one near you or become one of the volunteers and start your own.
The events are open to all and encourage people of any ability to participate. You can walk, run or just take it at your own pace and enjoy the surroundings. After completing the run you can check your time and placing or not!
You need to register online (free) and take your barcode for scanning on the day. Most agree that keeping fit is a good way to deal with stress. Doing it for free makes it even less stressful.
MensLine Australia is a professional telephone and online support and information service for Australian men. Available 24/7 on 130078 99 78 It features videos, online counselling and forums to help assist men in range of issues. - Men and emotions - Separation and Parenting - Managing Relationships - Managing Anger
The program has been specifically designed to enhance participant's self awareness, and to enable them to gain a better understanding of their personal life strengths.
- To help the participant to develop a sense of worth enabling them to gain a better understanding of themselves and of their life.
- To give the participant an opportunity to be in an environment that will encourage them to develop life enhancing skills in a positive, reinforcing manner.
- To give the participant an opportunity to apply these strengths and skills to present and future situations.
- To give the participant the opportunity to explore the inner self and to become aware of how to use this self awareness in a positive way.
The Positive Lifestyle Program consists of 10 weekly sessions comprising of:
- Self Awareness
- Depression and loneliness
- Future Directions
This program is offered at several Salvation Army Offices in South Australia. Marion, Murray Bridge, Noarlunga, Port Augusta and Victor Harbor.
The modern Men’s Shed is an updated version of the shed in the backyard that has long been a part of Australian culture. Men’s Sheds are springing up all around Australia and internationally. Not all Men’s Sheds are the same- if you looked inside you might see a number of men making furniture, perhaps restoring bicycles for a local school, making Mynah bird traps, fixing lawn mowers or making a cubby house for Camp Quality to raffle. You might also see a few young men working with the older men obtaining new skills and learning something about life from the men with whom they work. You might see local elders making traditional weapons or designing arts and crafts. You will see tea-bags, coffee cups and a comfortable area where men can sit and talk. You will probably also see an area where men can learn to cook for themselves or how to contact their families by computer. Good health is based on many factors including feeling good about yourself, being productive, contributing to your community, connecting with friends and maintaining an active body and mind. Becoming a member of a Men’s Shed provides a safe and busy environment where men can find many of these things in an atmosphere of old-fashioned mateship. And, importantly, there is no pressure. Men can just come and have a yarn and a cuppa if that is all they’re looking for.