Reconnect supports young people aged 12 to 18 years who are experiencing/at risk of homelessness, or experiencing family conflict. The program offers individual and family counselling, mediation and support to stabilise accommodation.

Reconnect is based in Southern Onkaparinga and Whyalla. You can access the program if you are 12 to 18 years and live or attend school in these catchment areas.

For more information, visit the website or call the relevant number below.


Vinnies Men's Crisis Centre

Provides emergency and crisis accommodation, along with meals, showers and support towards independent living.

Service aims to assist men over 18 with 47 beds including single, double or three person rooms and located at 28 Whitmore Square, Adelaide, for further information please visit their website.

The Vinnies Men's Crisis Centre is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

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Cos We Care

Cos We Care supports the homeless and vulnerable in South Australia by providing meals and other essential items such as toiletries and clothing.

The program is open to anyone in need and can be located at South Terrace, Adelaide and Freemont Park, Elizabeth

The location opening times are available below and at the Cos We Care website.


Adelaide Day Centre for Homeless Persons Inc

Service is available to men aged 25 years and over who are unemployed, retired or receive the Disability Support Pension.

They provide assistance along with the Care & Housing for the Aged (ACHA) to financially disadvantaged frail aged people who are homeless or living in insecure accommodation and who are in the Intensive Rehabilitation Activity Program.

Services include: gardening, woodwork, crafts, living skills and holistic support Information, referral, housing, welfare, emergency assistance, food, furniture and other material assistance.

Mobile soup kitchen operates every day (except Saturday) from 1st Monday in May to early October at Whitmore Square at 6.30pm & Hurtle Square at 7.15pm.

*Referral and Assessment required for admission into the Intensive Rehabilitation Activity Program.


Fred's Van

Please check the website below for the most recent Timetable for Fred's Van.

Provides a free hot meal, blankets, clothing, food vouchers, books and referral to other community services and government agencies. Fred's Van is open to anyone in need and operates at ten locations across Adelaide and regional South Australia.

The Fred's Van Timetable showing when and where the vans will be located is available at their website


Hutt Street Centre

The Hutt Street Centre is a place of hope and opportunity, helping people facing homelessness to rebuild their lives, without judgement.

Services include meals, amenities, healthcare, community, well being, education and employment opportunity and much more.

For more information please visit the website or call the number below.


Homeless Connect SA

Homeless Connect SA is a state-wide 24/7 free telephone service for anyone experiencing homelessness in South Australia to help find information and direct referral to homelessness services. They can provide short terms help until you are connected to a homelessness service and referral to specialist support services including Domestic Violence and Aboriginal Family Violence services, youth services and mental health services.


Code RED & Code BLUE

Code RED & Code BLUE is a response to extreme weather aiming to reduce the harmful effects on people rough sleeping by:

  • connecting them with support services
  • providing additional services including extended operating hours for services, increased shelter options, additional food services, sunscreen etc.

Housing SA activates Code Red and Code Blue, coordinating the response across South Australia in partnership with other services.

When a Code Red or Code Blue response is activated, homelessness services will visit known rough sleeper locations to make people aware of the supports available to them.

Triggers for Code Red

  • An extreme heat watch is issued if there are three or more days in a row with an average daily temperature over 29°C eg - 36°C daytime and 22°C overnight. An extreme heat watch activates standby status in preparation for a Code Red activation
  • An extreme heat warning is issued where there are three or more days days in a row with an average daily temperature over 32°C eg - 40°C daytime and 24°C overnight. An extreme heat warning triggers a Code Red activation
  • Any other factors related to extreme heat which require a Code Red response.

Triggers for Code Blue

  • Conditions predicted to continue for at least three days by the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) with any two of the following:
  • temperatures dropping below an average night-time low of 6°C
  • significant rainfall causing difficulty for unsheltered individuals to remain dry
  • damaging wind gusts pose a high risk for the safety of unsheltered individuals.
  • Conditions predicted by BOM to continue for at least five days, when temperatures drop below an average night-time low of 5°C
  • Any other factors related to extreme winter weather which require a Code Blue response.

Towards Independence: Supported Accommodation and Recovery Services

Supported Accommodation and Recovery Services (SAARS) works with people experiencing homelessness due to a range of issues such as substance misuse and mental health problems.

SAARS provides a range of services around early intervention, accommodation, practical support, outreach support, counselling services and referral.

If you are interested in enquiring about this service (no booking required) please attend the service at 62 Whitmore Square, Adelaide, Monday to Friday between 11 am and 1 pm