List of Adelaide Welfare Joints
The first truth of homeless welfare is that the less you have, the less you will receive. You’ll see scammers drive up in large cars, flash a card and walk out smiling with whatever they’ve come for. They’ve become official “hard cases” and can collect up to six amounts of food and purchase vouchers from each charity annually. Some even get the charity to pay for their petrol.
It’s not so good if you live outside. They’ll blame you then accuse you of being insincere. They’ll accuse you of being a drug addict, alcoholic, or someone having “mental health issues” and repeatedly refer to your “crisis”. Eventually, you’ll be promoted to being a “hard case” and given access to services, especially when you move into housing.
What can you get
What each welfare joint offers constantly changes. You never know what to expect. That’s why it is necessary to hit as many places as frequently as possible.
You may obtain cheques and gift cards for food utility bills, rent arrears, second-hand whitegoods, tuition fees, blankets, sheets and tents, bus and train tickets, swags, clothing and hats, pharmaceuticals, shoes, sunglasses, needles, condoms, toiletries, pots and pans, crockery, cutlery, electrical goods, furniture and beds, bicycles, cameras, coffee and loans.
Other opportunities may include black water rafting in caves under the Nullabor Plains.
Adelaide CBD homeless welfare joints
Adelaide Benevolent Society
17 Morialta St, Adelaide
Ph 8231 5321
Money for food utility bills, rent arrears, second-hand whitegoods and tuition fees.
Adelaide Day Centre for Homeless Persons
32 Moore St, Adelaide
Ph 8232 0048
Emergency food if no other source available
Free lunch forever if you sign up for their free rehabilitation program.
Soup Van Sunday to Friday in Hurtle Square at 6:00pm from May to October.
Hutt Street Centre
258 Hutt Street, Adelaide
ph 8418 2500
Monday to Friday 7:30am to 1:00pm
Appointments can be made for the afternoons
35a Whitmore Square, Adelaide
Ph 8305 9434
Mon - Fri 9am - 12.30pm
Free food shop inside
Self-service bread racks on porch