• RufUS SA Limited
  • ABN : 99 629 608 868
  • 1/26 South Terrace Wingfield SA 5013

RufUS  began in the early 2000s with a small group of volunteers providing food and clothing to some of Adelaide’s homeless.

In 2010, the RufUS Charitable Trust was established and its volunteers began filing out newly found housing accommodation for those in need.

Over time, this service grew to the extent that RufUS is now the number one provider to government and non-government agencies for the essential household items required by their homeless/ DV clients.

In 2018, Rufus became a public company – RufUS S.A Limited. Its warehouse is located at Wingfield SA from where we deliver our services to the greater metropolitan area of Adelaide.

RufUS is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission (ACNC) and is a deductible gift Recipient (i.e all donations are tax-deductible)

Our Mission

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To provide essential household items to the homeless and victims of domestic violence as they go from a disrupted life into their newly provided housing accommodation.

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Purpose

To give the homeless a new start to life with

—  hope and dignity  —

Facts

In Australia

Homeless

Domestic Violence

  • Fact 3: On average, 1 woman per week and 1 male per month is killed by a current or a former partner – AIHW (2018)
Street-homelessness
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In South Australia

  • Fact 1: On any given night, there are over 6,200 people in South Australia experiencing homelessness, with nearly 400 of those (6.2%) sleeping rough on the streets – Law and Justice Foundation: Homeless in SA (2018)
  • Fact 2: RufUS fits out, on average 3 houses per week – RufUS statistics (2020)
  • Fact 3: RufUS has assisted over 330 people in the previous 2 years; one-third of which were children – RufUS statistics (2018-2019)