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Walk a mile to help homelessness
Homelessness is such a huge problem nowadays in Australia and Adelaide. There are more and more people who do it rough and have no place to call home.
Hutt St Centre's Walk a Mile in My Boots event gives South Australians the chance to step out and proceed to show their support for people who are experiencing homelessness. It will be on 9th August 2019.
Why not join in during National Homelessness Week to show that homelessness is a really important issue for you. No person should ever feel that they are walking alone, yet there are so many that have this feeling.
The Hutt St Centre has been supporting people experiencing homelessness for over 65 years. They rely heavily on the public as, without the help of people like you, they just could not provide the life-changing, important and professional services to help rebuild these broken lives.
Join our tribe by walking one mile, just to understand what it is like to wake up on a freezing winter's morning and have to look for something to eat. Even to find a nice hot cup of tea or coffee, a friendly face is something that is sometimes impossible for these homeless people. If you walk a mile, you can show the people experiencing homelessness that you really do care.
Your support will make sure that there is a warm and welcoming space where they can go to for essential services. These include meals, showers and lockers as well as giving these people the opportunity to connect with people in professional services such as an RDNS nurse, eye clinic, podiatry and mental health assistance. This will enable them to begin to rebuild their lives.
About National Homeless Week Homelessness Week is an annual week organised by Homelessness Australia. It is to raise awareness of people who are experiencing homelessness, the problems they face and what is needed to achieve permanent solutions.
Homelessness Week started by various churches and missions running winter vigils so as not to forget people who had died on the streets. These days were usually held in August as this is the coldest time of the year and the time when most people were likely to be adversely affected by the elements.
As time went on, more churches became involved and in 2007 Homelessness Australia (then the Australian Federations of Housing Organisations AFHO) began turning it into a National Awareness Week. In 2019, Homelessness Week is the 4th to 10th August with a theme 'Housing Ends Homelessness'.
About the Hutt Street Centre This organisation attempts to help end homelessness for every person who walks through their doors. They have been doing this since 1954, and you can read more about them at their website.
You can find out more about this event at this website.