Each night of the year more than 105,000 Australians will find themselves homeless and sleeping on the street.
National Homelessness Week 2017 will run from August 7 to August 13 to raise awareness of the issues these people face.
The theme of this year's Homelessness Week is 'Action and Innovation' which will highlight the many effective approaches specialist services continue to implement to respond to homelessness.
As part of this theme, Centacare Catholic Country SA have paired with Stepping Stones to service free breakfast and haircuts to people living rough.
Volunteers from KDs Hair Flair, Hannah Wilson and Courtney Liebelt, gave their time to cut and colour the hair of the many men and women who attended the breakfast.
Centacare social work student Amy Canham O’Neil said the morning was all about acknowledging the challenge of personal hygiene among the homeless.
“The idea of providing free haircuts was to ‘trim’ this challenge, as well as raise awareness on the difficulties many individuals face within the Port Augusta community,” she said.
“The energy amongst the men and women this morning was infectious for all involved, resulting in a positive outcome in the wake of Homelessness Week 2017.”
The breakfast was well attended and the people who used the free service were delighted by the treatment they received.
Homelessness awareness will continue over the next week with many events being held throughout the town.