Secure accommodation for people experiencing homelessness.
Vinnies is committed to assisting people experiencing homelessness, and this includes addressing the range of issues that lead to homelessness.
We currently operate two crisis accommodation centres; one in the centre of Adelaide that caters for men aged 18 and over, and one in the inner northern suburbs that accommodates women, children and their pets.
The Vinnies Men's Crisis Centre offers short-term emergency accommodation for men experiencing homelessness. We assist our guests with referrals to case management services and other agencies in order to secure long-term housing, while addressing other factors that are contributing to homelessness.
We focus on supporting men to break the cycle of homelessness and reduce the need for repeat crisis accommodation. A dedicated team of support workers and case workers provide guests with information and support dedicated to securing long-term accommodation.
The Vinnies Men's Crisis Centre has partnerships with many service providers and agencies to help the process of linking people with the right service at the right time.
We provide nutritional, tasty evening meals and light breakfast, showers and toiletries in a safe, supported and welcoming environment.
The Vinnies Men's Crisis Centre is located at 28 Whitmore Square, Adelaide.
Guests can present at the centre or can be referred through government or other agency channels.
Call 08 8231 2250
Peacefully located in suburban Adelaide, the centre is a 20-room facility that is staffed 24 hours, every day of the year. The Vinnies Women's Crisis Centre is a unique model in crisis intervention that combines accommodation and wraparound services to ensure women have support, safety and peace of mind for sound decision-making within a calm, child-friendly environment.
The Vinnies Women's Crisis Centre provides all meals and serviced rooms, together with kitchen, laundry and computer facilities for guests' use. A children's play room and manicured gardens complete the tranquil setting. Assistance with transport, childminding and other practical services are provided when possible, together with in-house access to St Vincent de Paul Society services, including clothing and other assistance.
As many of the centre guests have fled domestic and family violence, the location of the centre is not disclosed for safety reasons.
Guests must be referred by government and agency channels, links to which are below.