Hutt Street Centre – Homelessness can and does happen to anyone.
Hutt St Centre is a place of hope and opportunity, helping people facing homelessness to rebuild their lives, without judgement.
Each year Hutt St Centre serves around 50,000 meals and offers social work and support services to nearly 2,000 people. Showers, laundry facilities, visiting health professionals, an aged city living program for our older clients, recreation activities, education and training, legal aid and assistance with finding housing are all services provided to the 200 plus homeless people who visit Hutt St Centre each day.
Their vision is for a society where everyone is respected and encouraged to reach and sustain their full potential in a healthy, safe and inclusive community.
Hutt St Centre believes in a society that provides all humans no matter their race, status, or conditions, equal opportunities in order to live a full life. Inadequate employment opportunities, lack of affordable housing, poverty and inequitable access to health care, are just some of the structural factors which marginalise homeless people in our society.
They believe that together, we have a responsibility to care for those who suffer as a result of the inequities and to change those structures so everyone can benefit from the resources the community has to offer. They take up those challenges by working directly with the homeless population and being a voice for systematic change.