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Adelaide Day Centre for Homeless Persons
Title : Adelaide Day Centre for Homeless Persons Adelaide Day Centre for Homeless Persons
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Creator : State Library of South Australia, photographer
Date of creation : 2005
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 102 x 52 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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The Adelaide Day Centre was started in 1985, by Sister Janet Mead and Sister Anne Gregory, as a service providing a daily cooked meal for homeless men from a cottage in Moore Street. In 1987 a nightly winter soup van began. The men were encouraged to join in handicraft work at the Centre, selling crafts together with items made by women and children in Thailand, to assist the work of Adelaide woman Rosemary Taylor with the poor of South-East Asia. As the work of the Centre grew, volunteers joined Sister Janet and the men, distributing food parcels, furnishing houses, and advocating for those living in need. A vegetable garden at the old Adelaide Gaol to supplement food parcels and the Brian Burdekin Medical Clinic were established as adjuncts to the Centre. By 2005 the centre had furnished 4,500 homes and instigated an annual Christmas hamper run delivering over 1,000 hampers, amongst a range of support services.

Related names :

Gregory, Anne

Mead, Janet

Taylor, Rosemary

Adelaide Day Centre for Homeless Persons

Adelaide Gaol (S. Aust.)

Coverage year : 2005
Place : Adelaide (S. Aust.); Moore Street (Adelaide, S. Aust.); Queen Street (Adelaide, S. Aust.)
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :
Moore News, Adelaide: Adelaide Day Centre for Homeless Persons, 1996-
'South Australian of the year: Sr Janet Mead,' Adelaide voices, February/March 2005, p. 12



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