Winter is coming: Pumpkins to warm hearts

June 2, 2014 12:39 pm

Listen An initiative, involving 500 specially grown pumpkins, is being used to encourage all Australians to get involved with their local youth services during winter. On 5 June the young people of Pathfinders, a youth refuge of Armidale, will donate 500 pumpkins to young homeless Sydneysiders at The Salvation Army’s Oasis Youth Support Network (Oasis)... View Article

Ability Links Roll Out in New England North West

May 29, 2014 10:18 am

Listen Social inclusion for the people with disability to roll out in the New England North West On the 12th May 2014 Hon. John Ajaka, Minister for Ageing and Disability Services, announced Ability Links NSW, a major new initiative to build social inclusion for People with disability, their families and carers across NSW. In western... View Article

IFYSS Hip Hop Holiday workshop

May 13, 2014 12:27 pm

Listen Article taken from the Inverell Times by Michèle Jedlicka Photo Copyright of Fairfax Media A free hip hop workshop for youth will be run by IFYSS over the first week of the July school holidays to exercise the power of dance. Inverell Family and Youth Support Services (IFYSS), Armajun Aboriginal Health Services and the... View Article

Toughen Up in its 2nd Year

March 31, 2014 1:40 pm

Listen Over 300 people, including 100 enthusiastic kids, braved this year’s Inverell ‘Toughen Up’ Challenge. Battling the taxing obstacle course, contestants raced the clock; testing their fitness, wits and team work. Participants pushed themselves to their limits – crawling through mud, leaping hay bales and battling the “demon monkey bars”. With their own dedicated course,... View Article

Meals on Wheels Community Partnership

March 3, 2014 2:03 pm

Listen In an exciting initiative, Pathfinders has formed a partnership with Armidale Meals on Wheels (MOW) to supply their new kitchen with fresh vegetables from the Pathfinders property – Tilbuster Station. Pathfinders CEO Alan Brennan said, “The partnership will produce fresh vegetables for MOW and youth involved in the Pathways program will gain valuable rural... View Article

Inverell Toughen Up Challenge

February 21, 2014 9:57 am

Listen This event is in its second year and is a “boot camp” event where teams of four compete in a gruelling course around the Inverell CBD. Pathfinders, IFYSS and the Family Referral Service are proud sponsors of the event which focuses on promoting health and fitness for all and to have FUN! Visit View Article

Pathfinders celebrates 30 years serving our communities

February 6, 2014 2:11 pm

Listen On Friday the 6th of December around 100 people gathered at Booloominbah UNE to celebrate Pathfinders 30th year serving our communities. Pathfinders staff, volunteers, supporters and friends were all in attendance on the evening to pay tribute to Pathfinders and the work it has achieved over the last 30 years. Among the many highlights... View Article

Opening of partner program in Ghana

February 6, 2014 1:52 pm

Listen    Pathfinders has partnered with the Crescent Education & Volunteer Service (CEVS) in Tamale, West Ghana to build the CEVS Disability Support Centre. Pathfinders assisted CEVS to complete phase one of building the new Centre and the basic structure of the building has been completed. In August 2013, the Centre was officially opened with... View Article

Fish N Mates trip

October 14, 2013 2:15 pm

Listen Over three days in early August this year, 15 young people and 6 volunteers from the Glen Innes community visited the “Willows” property, located roughly 70kms away from Glen Innes in the New England bushlands. The main objectives of these trips were to give the young people the chance to be outdoors, wet a... View Article

Icon of Justice System Appointed Patron of Pathfinders

September 16, 2013 1:55 pm

Listen Former NSW Supreme Court Judge, the Honourable James Wood AO QC has been appointed as the Patron of Pathfinders, in a pivotal moment for the child and family welfare NGO operating in the New England and North West Tablelands of NSW. Mr Wood has been a household name in NSW for his role in... View Article