A warm welcome and a safe place for anyone sleeping rough. 

We keep the doors to our chapel open for overnight accommodation for rough sleepers, whenever the SA Govt activates a Code Red or Code Blue extreme weather response. 

When this happens, we set up beds in our chapel and can welcome up to 50 people per night to sleep in a safely cooled or heated space. 

Each person is given a bed on which to sleep, a sleeping bag to keep, nourishing meals and access to hot showers and laundry. 

As well as the chance to be welcomed by a caring and non-judgemental community. 

Our heart embraces all. 

  • "That feeling of being cared for - it's lovely. "

    Carol, pictured with Walter

Frequently Asked Questions 

The SA Housing Authority coordinates Code Red and Code Blue extreme weather responses across South Australia, in partnership with other service providers.

Baptist Care SA is a member of Towards Home Alliance which includes works closely with all shelters and crisis accommodation options.

Homelessness services visit known rough sleeper locations to make people aware of the supports available to them. 

We keep the doors of our WestCare Centre open for anyone to come in out of the cold or heat.

Beds are set up in our chapel so everyone can have a place to sleep and give each person a sleeping  bag or blanket to keep. 

Our kitchen cooks nutritious meals and makes sure everyone has plenty of cold water or hot drinks.

Our community has access to showers and a laundry and is given essential items including washing powder and toiletries. 

Along with our staff and volunteers, support workers who have associations with rough sleepers are on hand to help our community connect with supports and services.


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Baptist Care SA meets on the lands of the Kaurna, Peramangk and Boandik people. We respect the ongoing skilful custodianship of lands, skies and waters and the continuous deep cultural connection with Country. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from all Countries, Nations and Mobs.