Connecting the Hunter Stories

ITEC Group Australia

ITEC Group Australia

ITEC Group Australia have joined Connecting the Hunter!

Our Lake Macquarie office is situated in a vibrant thoroughfare and we often engage with people sleeping rough. We see people getting set up...


Michele & Co!

I am more than happy to help says Michele, from Michele & Co Hairdressing in Raymond Terrace. Michele has recently joined the Connecting the Hunter program.

Michele & Co are now...

Trudi Perfrement

Get it Off Barber Shop

Trudi, from Get it Off barber shop in Raymond Terrace has joined the growing trend of barbers who are helping out local people who are experiencing, or are at risk of homelessness...

Jake Fardell

Jake the Barber

Jake the Barber had recently been offering free haircuts to local people experiencing homelessness from his Hunter St barber shop in Newcastle. When he...

Amy Cook

The Neighbourhood Barber

My favourite thing about barbering and hairdressing is making people feel like they are on top of the world at no cost, says Amy Cook from the Neighbourhood Barber in Islington. 


Anne Teale

Teale Cafe (East Maitland)

Teale Cafe in East Maitland has joined the growing trend of community minded businesses signing up to the Connecting the Hunter program. The cafe now provides meals and drinks via a referral voucher system...

Jenny Benning

Seraphine Cafe (Maitland Art Gallery)

Providing dignified help to people who are experiencing homelessness as a result of domestic violence has become easier than ever. 

Seraphine Cafe at Maitland Art Gallery has recently joined the...

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...