Hunter Homeless Connect Stories

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

Tanya Pudney

Brunker Baa-bers

How much better do you feel when you've had a haircut? It might be a simple act, but getting a haircut can help lift you up when you are going through tough times.

Tanya Pudney from...

Stanley Phung

Local Crop

'Stanley Phung from Local Crop has offered to donate locally grown fresh produce to the Connecting the Hunter program, an initiative from Hunter Homeless...

Leya Aboltins

Onyx Espresso Bar

Leya Aboltins, cafe owner at Onyx Espresso Bar in Mayfield was involved with Hunter Homeless Connect Inc. via TAFE NSW back in 2007.

As a new...

Chris Johnston

Suspension Espresso Cafe

The busy and vibrant Islington cafe ‘Suspension Espresso’ has just joined the Connecting the Hunter program, an initiative by...

Leisa Graham

Merewether Hair Studio

Leisa Graham from Merewether Hair Studio has offered to donate hair cuts for local people in need who are accessing the new...

Julie Walter

Cafe Tempest, Wallsend

Julie Walter from Cafe Tempest in Wallsend has been helping people going through tough times in her local community for the past three years....

Male Guest

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

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...