Connect Day

Hunter Homeless Connect Day: Wednesday 7 August 2019 at the Newcastle Showground Exhibition Centre, Broadmeadow NSW 2292.

At Hunter Homeless Connect Day, people who are experiencing homelessness, struggling, doing it tough, or are at risk of homelessness, will find a one-stop-shop of free services, activities, entertainment and stuff to take away, including:

  • Legal and financial services: help with debt management, birth certificates, no-interest loans, free legal advice, tax help, tenant and consumer advice, and more.
  • Housing and accommodation services: access to public and social housing providers, crisis accommodation, refuges, hostels, assistance for rough sleepers.
  • A comprehensive Health Centre: immunisations, dental health, wound care, general health checks, mental health services, podiatry and much more.
  • Family services: a place for parents to find out what’s going on and get information and support.
  • An ‘Opportunities’ Centre: help to get a job – assistance with resumes, a live jobs board, real employers, clothing, education & training options, volunteering information and other ways to join in.
  • FREE all day - hot food, entertainment, haircuts, pampering, activities, workshops, crafts, family photos, soccer;  (limited amounts of) care packs, warm clothing, bedding, toiletries and more.
  • Connection with old friends and new; a chat over a hot cup of soup in a friendly, welcoming place.

Funds needed to run the day are raised through the generosity of our local community.

If you would like to register to offer a service at Hunter Homeless Connect Day, click here.

To register as a volunteer, click here.

To read our stories from past Hunter Homeless Connect Days, click here.

If you would like to support Hunter Homeless Connect, click here.