On Thursday 13 September over 60 people gathered at Baptist Care SA's Inner City site for an Open Day which showcased some of the amazing things happening at the Inner City Site. These included new initiatives such as the Urban Education Program, Food Hub, Art on the Wing Workshops, pop up vet clinic, gym and karaoke programs, as well as ongoing services such as Emergency Relief, Eastern Adelaide Aboriginal Specific Homelessness Service, WestCare Centre (which provides 120 meals per day) nurse visits and Adelaide Legal Outreach Service (a long standing partnership between Baptist Care SA and Adelaide University).
CEO Graham Brown addressed the enthusiastic crowd about how Baptist Care SA is working to help people move forward positively in their lives. Carol Collins and Graham Baird talked about their experiences as volunteers, and how they found it rewarding to be making a difference in people's lives.
People attending the Open Day included Baptist Care SA Chair of the Board Julie Lawrie, Thebarton Senior College students studying Community Services, people seeking work or volunteer opportunities with Job Edge (job service provider), representatives from Camden, Norton Summit, Aldgate, Unley Park, Clovercrest, Ingle Farm and Rostrevor Baptist Churches, current and prospective volunteers, and current staff eager to learn more about other Baptist Care SA programs.
The Open Day raised awareness of issues around homelessness, what Baptist Care SA is doing in this space, and how people can get involved and be part of the solution to homelessness for this City. All who attended expressed significant interest in the work of Baptist Care SA. A site tour and delicious afternoon tea served by students from Emmaus College topped off the afternoon.
"The day was all about educating people on why we do what we do and inviting them to join the team so we can work together towards a purposeful vision to be part of the solution to homelessness,” said Stefano Tocci, Inner City site Manager.
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