Charity Gift Wrapping Stall
Catherine House Gift Wrapping Stall
Support your local community through our Catherine House Gift Wrapping Stall. All funds raised support the ongoing work of Catherine House, a not for profit organisation providing emergency accommodation, longer-term accommodation and support services for women experiencing homelessness in South Australia.
Open: Monday 14 - Thursday 24 December, 10am-6pm
Catherine House is a not for profit organisation proving emergency accommodation, longer term accommodation and support services for women experiencing homelessness in South Australia. It is the only homelessness service of its kind in Adelaide.
Each night, Catherine House supports up to 59 women with accommodation and support. In additional to this, clients are supported through the Catherine House Women’s Centre and outreach Programs. On average, there is a wait list of 25-35 women who are waiting for accommodation at Catherine House.
Homelessness can and does happen to anyone. For women, the major contributing factors include domestic and family violence and mental health issues. However, poverty and a lack of safe and affordable housing is also a growing problem. Women represent 44% of all people experiencing homelessness and women 55+ are the fastest growing demographic of all people experiencing homelessness in Australia.
The aim at Catherine House is to end the homelessness for every woman who so bravely walks through our doors – for good. We do this through not only working to find safe and secure housing for the women, but offering a number of additional services to assist them in making a positive changes in their lives. These include access to our Women’s Centre for well-being and social support, education and employment programs including two accredited TAFE courses and offering an outreach service to enable women to be supported when living back in the community again.
All funds raised through the Catherine House Gift Wrapping Stall support the ongoing work of Catherine House.