Hunter Homeless Connect is a volunteer not-for-profit organisation that coordinates the annual Hunter Homeless Connect Day event and the Connecting the Hunter Program.
Hunter Homeless Connect Day
Hunter Homeless Connect Day is an annual event that links people to vital services such as accommodation and housing providers, health and wellbeing, legal and financial assistance, employment, study, and general support to people who are experiencing homelessness, doing it tough and/or are at risk of homelessness. This is delivered in an environment that maintains dignity, fosters a culture of connectedness, and encourages a sense of being a valued member of the community. Hunter Homeless Connect Day is delivered by a ‘community coalition’ of government and non-government services and volunteers, with in-kind and financial support from organisations, community partners and individuals across the Hunter.
Connecting the Hunter Program
Connecting the Hunter program provides an opportunity for small businesses, corporate organisations and individuals in the community to be active participants in responding to homelessness in the Newcastle and Hunter region.
Our program is an extension of the successful Hunter Homeless Connect Day event and provides a dignified and practical way for businesses in the community to offer goods and services to people experiencing homelessness, all year round. It also provides opportunities for corporate organisations to support these businesses, and to help us raise awareness on the real issues around homelessness, reduce the stigma and break down the barriers.
Do you need support? Are you a service provider seeking information on other services in the area for referral purposes? Check out our comprehensive community services directory on our website to find information on local organisations offering support in Newcastle, Port Stephens, Central Coast and the Hunter region.
15 Mar 2021 - 15 Dec 2021
24 Mar 2021 - 31 Dec 2023