Without the support of our generous donors and corporate partners, the hardworking teams at UnitingSA simply could not deliver innovative programs and support to more than 12,000 people in need across South Australia each year.

Donations come in many forms including financial and in-kind contributions and each donation, regardless of monetary value, makes a difference.

Last year we were honoured and thrilled to be contacted by Kay and Lindsay who wanted make available a vacant home in Adelaide’s northern suburbs as an affordable rental property for people in need.

As a result of their generosity, three women at risk of homelessness now have a home as part of a wonderful new share house model being piloted by our Homelessness Services and the Adelaide North West Homelessness Alliance (ANWHA).

UnitingSA Hamilton House

Now known as Hamilton House, the model allows tenants to share the cost of maintaining a household in an expensive rental market where securing a property is almost impossible for those who now call the house a home.

Kay and Lindsay explained that getting the project off the ground had been a rewarding journey involving friends, family, real estate agents and UnitingSA.

With a daughter working in community services interstate, the couple knew they wanted to be able to provide a roof over the heads of people in need.

With the help of UnitingSA’s Homelessness Services Manager, Jody Sachs, and her team, as well as Vanessa Munday and the UnitingSA Housing team, the dream became a reality.

We offer heartfelt thanks to Kay and Lindsay and everyone who joined them on their amazing and generous journey. We also look forward to keeping you up to date with news of the Hamilton House pilot program.