Hunter Homeless Connect Stories

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

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...

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...