Pathfinders Specialist Homelessness Services is the delivery of specialist homelessness services through the Going Home Staying Home reforms, with an increased focus on early intervention so people access the right support locally, when they need it and before they reach crisis point. Under this new system, people who become homeless will be rehoused as quickly as possible or supported in crisis or transitional accommodation until they can be safely housed or reconnected with family.
Pathfinders Specialist Homelessness Services can be accessed through:
The Armidale Youth Homelessness Support Service incorporates the Armidale Youth Refuge (AYR) and was the first program operated by Pathfinders Ltd. The AYR was first established in 1985 and continues to operate today more than 30 years on. The refuge assists young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in the Armidale area. It provides client centred homelessness support including:
Young people aged 16 to 25 years old, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, and young people from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds will be given priority of access.
The Refuge strives to ensure all young people be cared for in ways that build and expand their personal skills and life opportunities by aiming to:
The Inverell Women and Children’s refuge supports women, children and young women over 16 years who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, including those affected by domestic and family violence.
Support is provided in the Inverell and Glen Innes Local Government areas, with regular servicing of outlying communities including Tenterfield, Deepwater, Emmaville, Drake, Red Range, Wallangarra, Ashford and Gilgai in the response to need.
These services assist young people, women, men and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The target group includes women and children affected by domestic and family violence, young parents, young people under the age of 16 years and young people leaving care or other institutions. Support will be provided in the Inverell and Glen Innes Local Government areas, with regular servicing of outlying communities (including Tenterfield, Deepwater, Emmaville, Drake, Red Range, Wallangarra and Ashford) in the response to need. This Service has a strong focus on responses for Aboriginal, young people, women, men and families and is accessible to people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Listen A report released yesterday by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare highlighted the continuing chronic issue of youth homelessness and the importance of specialist homelessness services, the CEO of Pathfinders, Alan Brennan, said. Pathfinders, a not-for-profit agency, runs a number of refuges, crisis accommodation and youth services for families and children in the... View Article
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Listen As the holidays are fast approaching, Pathfinders Specialist Homelessness Services (SHS) and the Inverell RSM are teaming up to bring a bit of Christmas cheer to the Inverell underprivileged community. The two organisations have launched the Christmas Joy Drive, similar to the one launched by the Pathfinders Armidale Youth Homelessness Support Service in Armidale,... View Article
Listen As the holidays are fast approaching, Pathfinders Armidale Youth Homelessness Support Service (AYHSS) and the Armidale Ex Services Memorial Club are teaming up to bring a bit of Christmas cheer to the Armidale youth in need. The two organisations have launched the Christmas Joy Drive again to collect gifts for 12-year-old through 24-year-old clients... View Article
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