What is Hunter Homeless Connect?
Hunter Homeless Connect is a volunteer not-for-profit organisation that coordinates the annual Hunter Homeless Connect Day event. The day 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. To get a feel for the event take a look at our 2015 Storify.
The event has been running since 2009 and each year up to 1,500 guests attend, accessing a one-stop-shop of human and community services, including free haircuts, massages, immunisations, birth certificates, bedding, phone cards, food, clothing and much more.
The 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. Donations can be made at any time via Give Now.
There are many ways you can get involved with Hunter Homeless Connect, through volunteering, sponsorship, donations, fundraising and participation in our key events.