Healing Centre, Adelaide

By Anglicare SA Inc

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Homelessness in Adelaide's CBD

Homelessness in Adelaide has many faces. It's difficult to imagine the feeling of not having a safe and comfortable place to rest at night, but sadly this is the feeling that a growing number of people in Adelaide experience every night.

Over many years there have been several initiatives aimed at reducing homelessness, but unfortunately these have been short-term fixes and not long-term solutions.

What's the real problem?

Everyone has a right to feel safe! AnglicareSA is currently aware of more than 50 people who are sleeping rough in public spaces in the central business district and the Adelaide parklands, with limited accommodation options available to them.

These people do not have a safe place to call home or access to services they need to help them on their journey out of homelessness. Freezing cold nights, wet and windy weather, and long hot summers only add to what is already an extremely challenging time.

Here’s what we’re doing about it

To provide support to Adelaide's homeless, AnglicareSA is creating one of the city's first 24/7 homeless accommodation and comprehensive support services.

The Healing Centre will give homeless people a safe place to stay and deliver long-term, sustainable outcomes. It will help the homeless to transition away from homelessness, because a journey to a safe place is everyone’s right.

Our service delivery model will be directed by the individual. We want the person to tell us what they want, rather than us telling them what we believe they need.

They will have access to a range of support programs to help them transition into a home of their own but most importantly, it will give the individual a safe place to stay.

You can join us

AnglicareSA purchased a building in the city area for $1.6M in July 2016 and we are now ready to turn it into the Healing Centre, to truly bring a level of compassion and care to the homeless in Adelaide. We need to raise $500,000 in total to fit out the Healing Centre and refurbish it so that it feels like a home.

We have a goal of contributing $100,000 to this total by the end of October 2016 through community support on Chuffed. We know that we can achieve this fundraising goal if we all work together!

Every donation helps, no matter how big or small, and tax deductible receipts will be provided for all amounts greater than $2.

Your support is appreciated

By donating to the creation of Adelaide's first Healing Centre for the homeless, not only will you know that you are helping others feel safe and loved on their journey through life, but you will also get the chance to be invited to the launch of the Healing Centre in 2017 when it is officially opened!

You will see first hand the accommodation rooms, living areas, treatment facilities and specialist services that your money has helped bring to life. Now that's a pretty special way to bring change directly to the community we all live in together. Thank you in advance for your support.

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Team Members

Joann Skene

Matthew Peake