Homelessness Week 2020 - 'Walk a Mile in My Boots’

3 August 2020

For Homelessness Week 2020, Life Without Barriers is seeking donations of clean blankets and bedding at our Berri Street Office - we are also taking part in 'Walk a Mile in My Boots'

This week is Homelessness Week and the Life Without Barriers team in South Australia have a full week of activities planned to help the homeless.

We are commencing the week, Monday 3 August, with a free community lunch. Brok Bates is delivering from his mobile food van and the Salvation Army, Foodbank and Second Bite are partnering with us.

We are also having a blanket and bedding drive with drop off points at local councils and MP’s offices. We are finishing the week with a 4 Mile Walk to support the Hutt St Centre’s ‘Walk a Mile in My Boots’ campaign. The South Australia Riverland team are currently sitting at 13th out of 201 teams with $3,329 raised so far. A huge effort! To support our team you can do so by donating here and by sharing this story with your networks!

Free Community Lunch

Come and speak to staff from the Salvation Army and Life Without Barriers about the services we provide, including homelessness support services.

  • WHERE: Vaughan Tce, Berri

  • DAY/TIME: Monday, August 3rd 2020

  • Meals will be served from 12pm until 7pm.

Blanket and bedding donations

WHERE:

  • Donations can be delivered to Loxton, Waikerie or Barmera Libraries

  • Life Without Barriers at 12 Crawford Tce, Berri

  • Loxton North Football Club

  • Or at the office of Senator the Hon. Anne Ruston in Renmark

DAY/TIME: Homlessness Week 2nd – 8th August 2020

Walk a Mile In my Boots

Since 2008, South Australians have come together during National Homelessness Week in August to take part in Walk a Mile in My Boots to show their support for those experiencing homelessness. Last year, the community raised a total of $278,555 for Hutt St Centre to continue providing life changing, essential wellbeing and professional services to help rebuild lives.

2020 has been a rough year for all of us, but especially for those living on our streets. With more than 6,000 people experiencing homelessness in South Australia, they need your help more than ever.

While COVID-19 will impact the ability to gather in large groups for the 'Walk a Mile in My Boots' event in Adelaide… people can still walk a mile (or more!) to support people experiencing homelessness.

On Friday 7 August, we’ll be collectively walking 6,000 miles to raise funds for the 6,000 people experiencing homelessness in South Australia. All funds go to Hutt St Centre who have been supporting people for more than 65 years by providing a hearty meal, a hot shower, all in a safe, welcoming space.

Together we can help end homelessness.

Life Without Barriers South Australian Homelessness Services

Homelessness Assertive Outreach Program - Riverland, SA

Life Without Barriers Riverland Assertive Outreach Program is an intensive case management support service designed to engage with individuals experiencing homelessness with a focus on rough sleeping in the Riverland Region. We have a case management team who provide extensive support and actively search the river and on land to support people experiencing homelessness. The Riverland region includes the townships of Waikerie, Barmera, Berri, Renmark, Loxton and surrounding areas.

  • Assessment, referral, casework and case management

  • Assistance to access emergency and supported accommodation

  • Access to laundry, bathroom and cooking facilities

  • Early and crisis intervention (business hours only)

  • Ongoing support

  • Assistance to access health and community services, emergency supplies and food packages

To learn more visit our Riverland office, 12 Crawford Terrace, Berri, SA, 5343 or call us on 08 8580 5500 or 1800 003 308(Out of hours).

Homelessness support services

Life Without Barriers provides a range of homelessness and emergency support services.