Homeless Connect and Canberra Early Morning Centre

Homeless Connect Canberra is a winter event based on a one-stop-shop model of service provision to homeless people.  On August 8  at 11am- 3pm,  private, public and community sector organisations will come together to provide free services and products to Canberrans experiencing homelessness. More importantly this event aims to connect people with services to help them access housing. VOLUNTEER: Contact: Early Morning Centre Team emc@canberracityuca.org.au 6247 5041. DONATE Contact: Northside Community service: Events@northside.asn.au Ph 6171 8000

Where will this event be held? Pilgrim House, 69 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra City.

Pilgrim House is home of Canberra City Uniting Church’s Early Morning Centre which provides breakfast, support and referral every day of the year for people experiencing homelessness. How you can contribute items to the Early Morning Centre (EMC). Please note delivery points:

Winter coats only – in good condition: Deliver to Food Co-op and Shop 3 Kingsley St Canberra City (in ANU). The coats are cleaned, put on a rack and are taken each Tuesday to EMC.

Other clothing – in good condition: Deliver to ADRA Op Shop at Shop 2, 14 Lonsdale St Braddon (opposite Centrelink). EMC has vouchers to give people for clothing.

New or as new thermals, tracksuit pants (2 or 3) only – can be delivered directly in small quantities to the EMC, 69 Northbourne Avenue (limited storage).

Blanketsdeliver to any Vinnies (St Vincent de Paul) location for inclusion in their Night Patrol Van.

Crisis Food Packs – again, space is limited at Early Morning Centre. Only the following food items will be welcomed at the EMC, 69 Northbourne Avenue before 2pm week-days:

  1. Cup of noodles
  2. Small tin of tuna
  3. single pack of sultanas
  4. can of baked beans
  5. small pack of 3 teabags, 2 coffee sachets and 10 sugar sachets
  6. single pack of cereal
  7. individual fruit drink
  8. single serve pack of fruit
  9. muesli bar
  10. sugar-free chewing gum
  11. cup of soup
  12. small UHT milk