Connecting Our Community
The Hunter Homeless Connect crowdfunding campaign to support “My Connections Home - true stories of ending homelessness” finished recently. Via this campaign we raised $3310 towards publishing this book. We would like to thank Colourpac who have offered free design and layout services as well as a generous quote which allowed us to reduce our fund raising goal. $2000 was also donated independently of the crowdfunding.
In addition Community Services students from Hunter TAFE are holding a raffle and BBQ on June 1 at Tighes Hill TAFE on Wednesday 1st June. Please come along and support this event between 10.30 and 1.00 pm if you are free. Prizes include an electric scooter, jumping castle hire, board games and journals.
By supporting the event community members can help us share 8 powerful and inspiring true stories about breaking the cycle of homelessness in Newcastle and the Hunter Region.
What is Hunter Homeless Connect?
Hunter Homeless Connect is a volunteer not-for-profit organisation that co-ordinates the annual Hunter Homeless Connect Day. The day links people to vital services such as accommodation and housing providers, health and wellbeing, legal and financial assistance, employment, study, and support to people who are homeless, doing it tough and 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.
Each year since 2009 up to 1,500 guests have been welcomed at the annual Hunter Homeless Connect Day, accessing a one-stop-shop of human and community services, plus receiving 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 sponsorship, donations, fundraising and participating in our key events.