Looking forward to a massive 2017!

Welcome to the RufUs Charitable Trust, a charity run entirely by volunteers to assist the homeless and to prevent homelessness in Adelaide. We are looking forward to a New Year in 2017 which brings opportunities to expand our work with people experiencing homelessness and family violence, particularly in outfitting houses ‘from scratch’ so that people can get off the streets and into a place called home. This is a core aspect of our work and one which is unique in Adelaide.

  • We are finding that our workload is roughly doubling each year. For example, in 2015 RufUs outfitted 220 houses with beds, mattresses, bedside tables, wardrobes, chests of drawers, tables and chairs, lounges, coffee tables, and other requested items such as desks. Additional items supplied were: bedlinen, pillows, doonas, tea-towels, crockery, cutlery, coffee mugs, glasses, kitchen utensils, kettles, toasters, towels etc, white goods when available.
  • This meant 239 adults and 189 children were supported into a home. The retail value of these goods was $4,500,000.
  • RufUs has supplied over 1000 home-cooked meals, via a Street Service each Saturday morning, with the additional supply of water, additional food items, socks, shoes, blankets, sleeping bags, mosquito repellent, hair shampoo, toothpaste, toilet paper, clothing, etc. We also provide toys, Christmas presents and provided over 100 women’s toiletry handbags in partnership with Share the Dignity.
  • In 2016 RufUs continued to support those on the streets of Adelaide and outfitted over 500 homes by the end of the year, with an average of 3 people per home. The number of homes we outfit is roughly doubling each year. For 2017 our goal is 1000 homes!
  • RufUs has continued to inform the community about the issues around homelessness, those of risk of homelessness, and the prevention of homelessness, having attended a number of speaking engagements and radio interviews in 2016. Please contact us if you’d like us to speak to your organisation.
  • RufUs is run completely by volunteers and we are always on the lookout for more – let us know you are interested via our Facebook page.

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Who Are Ruf Us?

Ruf Us Charitable Trust is a charity run entirely by volunteers to assist the homeless and to prevent homelessness in Adelaide.