Stories

Please see our collection of wonderful stories below from Hunter Homeless Connect Day.

Male Guest

While helping at the showers, we came across a man who was telling us about the lovely hot shower he had had earlier and that it was his first since last week. We conversed about how he usually showers...

Female Guest

While at the info booth I had a lady enquire about food/petrol vouchers as she had travelled far to get here today. Over the course of our conversation she told me about how she had recently left an abusive...

Female Guest

Newcastle Hair & Beauty Academy - Hairdressing Team

One female guest had her hair cut just to make her feel special. She told me she had always cut her own hair simply because she couldn’t afford to pay someone else to do it. This guest said we had made her...

Male Guest

Newcastle Hair & Beauty Academy - Hairdressing Team

Twelve years ago my guest considered himself wealthy with a very rewarding life. This all changed when the accident happened - the farm tractor which he jumped off to check a fence, rolled back and pinned...

Male Guest

Newcastle Hair & Beauty Academy - Hairdressing Team

My guest told me he was fine up until 15 years ago when he suffered a traumatic brain injury. He said he had a good job and was happily married. After his injury he found he couldn’t control his mood swings...

Wal

Volunteer

I am currently feeling every inch of my 66 years & 69 days but I had the time of my life today. I worked alongside a really terrific group of people who wanted to put something back to those less...

Helen

Organising Group

My manager brought a bus up from the Central Coast with men who live in boarding houses. She was so touched by the way these men were greeted and treated by all of the services that they accessed that when...

Anne

Volunteer

The comment was made to us many times over that our guests had never had a manicure before. We also had many men go through, very happy to have a little pampering as well. You should never underestimate the...

June

Social Worker

A lady attended the legal and financial centre asking about maintenance action. She was referred to me as a Centrelink Social Worker and she disclosed that she did not know the father of her child. She said...

Natasa

Meet and Greet

Guests were genuinely touched that the event was organised for them, and that their issues and life circumstances mattered to so many. They were appreciative of a holistic approach to the event, where they...