home matters. help matters. hope matters.

Building an inclusive community with zero judgement.

Our Events & Programs

How we connect people in the Hunter

Connecting the Hunter Program

Pay it forward with a meal, a haircut, coffee or food hamper from a local business for someone who is experiencing homelessness, through our Connecting the Hunter Program.

Hunter Homeless Connect Day

Hunter Homeless Connect Day is our annual event that links people to vital services and provides general support to people who are experiencing homelessness, doing it tough and/or are at risk of homelessness.

Community Connections Directory

Need support? Find community and government services, accommodation providers, food banks, emergency relief, financial assistance and more in our Community Connections Directory.

What people say

We were able to help a family get haircuts for their children so they were not teased at school.
Port Stephens Family & Neighbourhood Services
The Connecting the Hunter Program has been such a valuable resource for the young people we support. We often have young people in crisis in our office who haven't had a decent meal for a couple of days. To be able to provide them with a healthy meal and drink and showing them that people and the community care.
Path 2 Change

Help us make a difference in our community

There are many ways you can help us in our mission to connect vulnerable people in our community with vital services and support.

You can donate directly to support our events and programs or participate in our Pay it Forward initiative, hold your own fundraiser on our behalf, consider signing your organisation up to workplace giving or become a financial member.

Did you know?

Some numbers on homelessness

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people were experiencing homelessness in Australia on the 2016 Census night
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service providers attended our last HHCD event in 2019
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guests attended Hunter Homeless Connect Day in 2019
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local businesses are participating in our Connecting the Hunter program
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of people experiencing homelessness sleep rough, many more are couch surfing, or in refuges, boarding houses & emergency accommodation
898
Target for homelessness