The City of Adelaide delivers and supports initiatives for vulnerable people, including people experiencing homelessness in the city. We use a range of strategies to connect with the homelessness sector and support their activities including neighbourhood development, provision of community infrastructure, community grant funding, and providing support referrals to people sleeping rough in the city.
See below for more information on ways you can provide support either through taking part in fundraising activities, volunteering or by simply making a donation. There is also a comprehensive list and map of homelessness services below for those looking to access assistance.
Adelaide Zero Project
The City of Adelaide is a proud partner of the Adelaide Zero Project. The project, led by the Don Dunstan Foundation, is committed to ending street homelessness in the city. The City of Adelaide is one of 35 partners contributing to the development and implementation of the project plan. The plan aims to achieve ‘functional zero homelessness’ in Adelaide’s CBD by 2020, ensuring available housing placements are fully utilised to assist homeless people. Find out more about the Adelaide Zero Project and the project plan here.
East End Cellars
East End Cellars will bring in a high-profile chef every Wednesday this winter to dish up bowls of soup, served with crusty Soiboii bread, for $15. All profits will go to Hutt St Centre to help those sleeping rough. Add $10 to your bill and provide a bowl to someone who needs it.
Hutt St Centre
Walk a Mile in My Boots is chance for people to show their support for people facing homelessness by joining the Hutt St Centre and experiencing what it is like on a cold, winter's morning to walk one mile to find something to eat, a hot cup of tea or coffee, and a friendly face.
Do Unto Others (DUOs) - This unique program was established to reach out to the homeless, vulnerable and marginalised, build community and restore dignity in the city of Adelaide.
Opening at 5pm through to midnight, guests are welcomed in to full table service, a hot meal, tea and coffee and some genuine care and conversation. Throughout the evening they share board games, table tennis, pre-loved clothing, a cinema room and beds for those in need of rest.
The Magdalene Centre in Adelaide is a welcoming place which offers a range of anti-poverty services, with the aim of supporting people as they regain control of their lives. The Magdalene Centre assists people with housing advice, legal issues, financial counselling and emergency relief.
Baptist Care SA
Baptist Care SA’s WestCare Emergency Relief Program assisted 367 individuals and 387 families last year. You can help them by making food donations. Check their website for a full list of staples required and drop off details.
St Vincent De Paul Society SA
A cold start to winter has meant The St Vincent de Paul Society SA (Vinnies) is running desperately low on winter items to distribute through its home visitation service.
Vinnies is asking people to search their wardrobes for coats and warm winter clothing they may be able to donate, in child and adult sizes. Anything in good condition that hasn’t been worn for twelve months is usually suitable to donate. As many people find it difficult to get to a shop during working hours, Vinnies can also collect large donations from workplaces and schools.
A comprehensive list of homeless support services can be found on our map here, or please see condensed list below:
Aboriginal Sobriety Group | 182–190 Wakefield Street | Mon–Fri 9am–5pm | 8223 4204
Adelaide Day Centre | 32 Moore Street | Mon–Fri 8.30am–4pm | 8232 0048 (for males 25+)
The Big Issue | 237 North Terrace | Employment options and assistance | 8359 3450
Brian Burdekin Clinic | 27 Selby Street | weekdays 8.30am–12pm (Mon & Thurs until 4pm) | 8231 4801
Fred’s Van | Gawler Place between Flinders and Wakefield Streets | Mon–Thu 7pm; Sun 6pm | 8112 8700
HYPA (Helping Young People Achieve) Trace-A-Place | 135 Currie Street | Mon–Fri 7am–7pm | 1800 807 364
Housing SA | 120 Flinders Street | Mon–Fri 9am–5pm | 8207 0211
Hutt Street Centre | 258 Hutt Street | Mon–Fri 7am–4.30pm, Sat 7–9am | 8418 2500
Multicultural Youth SA (MYSA) | Shop 9, Millers Arcade, 28 Hindley Street | 8212 0085
Nunkuwarrin Yunti | 182–190 Wakefield Street | Mon 9am–1pm, Tues–Fri 9am–5pm | 8406 1600
Royal Adelaide Hospital | Port Rd | open 24 hours | 7074 0000
Salvation Army Sobering Up Unit | 62 Whitmore Square | 8212 2855
Salvation Army Community Support Service | 277 Pirie Street | 8223 7776
Salvation Army Towards Independence Network of Services | 62 Whitmore Square | Mon–Fri 9am–4pm | 8110 8500
Street to Home Hub (NEAMI) | 73–79 Light Square | daily 6am–9pm | 1800 811 180
Streetlink Youth Health Service | 16 Pitt Street | 8202 5950
St Vincent de Paul Homeless Men’s Crisis Accommodation Service | 28 Whitmore Square | 8231 2250
The Magdalene Centre (Anglicare) | 35 Whitmore Square | Mon–Fri 10am – 3pm | 8305 9389
TIAS (Tenants’ Information and Advisory Services) (SYC) | 1800 060 462
Westcare Centre (Baptist Care) | 11–19 Millers Court (off Wright Street) | Mon –Fri 9am–5pm | 8118 5200
Additional services can be found through the map link above.Back to Top