Adelaide Day Centre

Adelaide Day Centre was established in 1985 by Sr Janet Mead, a Sister of Mercy at St Aloysius College. It is a place that supports homeless men and offers the following:

  • Intensive Rehabilitation Activity Program, which includes gardening, woodwork, crafts, living skills and holistic support
  • Information and referral for housing and welfare needs
  • Emergency assistance including food, furniture and other material assistance if other services unavailable
  • Mobile soup kitchen, which operates every day except Sat from 1st Mon in May to early October, 6.30 pm at Hurtle Square and 7.15 pm at Whitmore Square
  • Assistance with Care & Housing for the Aged (ACHA) program offering support for financially disadvantaged, frail, aged people who are homeless or living in insecure accommodation and who are on the Intensive Rehabilitation Activity Program

St Aloysius College supports the Adelaide Day Centre through donations raised from the Mercy Day Carnival, the Colour Run and the annual Can Drive. The Centre uses the 10,000 cans collected by the SAC community for food hampers for those in need.

By Carol Grantham, 2020

Can Drive 2021
Delivering the cans of food to the Adelaide Day Centre 2021, St Aloysius College Archives)

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