Baptist Care SA’s CrossRoads home provides emergency accommodation for homeless teenagers and supports them to learn the independent living skills they need to thrive in their own lives and in the community.
From there, young people can transition into supported accommodation houses which give them a rental history. They’re supported by a live-in lead tenant. When the young people do eventually move into private rental properties, Baptist Care SA accesses grant funding from the Wyatt Trust to provide them with up to $5000 worth of whitegoods and furniture to set up their new homes.
The Rotary Club of Unley, together with the Friends of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital invested $5000 each on renovating a garden shed, providing furniture and sensory items for relaxation, and using art to shine a spotlight on the resilience and creativity of the residents.
It was a great team effort with donors, volunteers, staff and residents working together over many months to bring this project to fruition.