This morning I spent some time at the Early Morning Centre on Northbourne, getting a better understanding about what they do and all the services they provide for people who are at risk of or are experiencing homelessness as well as those experiencing social isolation. In addition to breakfast and lunch each weekday in a cafe with table service, there are:
Guests can also shower, get hair cuts, use the free computers and use the Centre as a mailing address.
It's all made possible thanks to partners like OzHarvest Canberra, GIVIT - Goods For Good Causes, and Rainbow Paws Program - and importantly the incredible staff and more than 45 volunteers.
See all the events on their excellent Facebook page.