The South Australian Alliance to End Homelessness brings together a range of people and organisations committed to taking action to end homelessness in South Australia, supporting collaboration across sectors and levels of government.
Who we are
The South Australian Alliance to End Homelessness (SAAEH) is an emerging network or community of practice.
Supported by the Australian Alliance to End Homelessness (AAEH), an independent champion for preventing and ending homelessness in Australia, the focus of the SAAEH is to bring together all levels of government to help not just reduce homelessness in South Australia, but to solve it. This is being achieved through the highly collaborative Collective Impact approach — a structured form of collaboration whereby organisations and individuals from different sectors all work together on a common agenda for solving a specific problem. Collective Impact is based on the understanding that existing approaches to creating change are too often ineffective for solving complex issues. More information about Collective Impact can be found here.
Work on the roll-out of the SAAEH began in April 2022 at an inaugural planning forum of sector leaders opened by the Hon Minister Nat Cook MP.
Inaugural Co-Chairs of the SAAEH are Rev. Peter Sandeman and Ms Livia Carusi.
How we work
The SAAEH is one of a number of cross-sector homelessness alliances nationally using the Advance to Zero Homelessness Methodology, as pioneered by the Adelaide Zero Project. Driven by a shared vision to end all homelessness, starting with rough sleeping, other homelessness alliances in Australia include the WA Alliance to End Homelessness and the Australian Alliance to End Homelessness.
The SAAEH is committed to supporting integration, sharing infrastructure, building capacity, enabling communication, promoting collaboration, and sharing lessons learnt with others involved in the service delivery alliances established through the Future Directions for Homelessness in SA reforms.
Why it matters
Ending homelessness is possible.
Through the collective effort of communities across Australia, we can work together to better identify, triage, coordinate and advocate for the permanent housing and support that real-time data shows us is needed. We can end homelessness not just at a point in time, but also make sure that homelessness is a rare, brief, and one-time occurrence.