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 Underprivileged local residents will get the chance to indulge in a warm meal and take home donated pumpkins as the Pathfinders Pumpkin Run comes to town. For the past three years, Pathfinders Pumpkin Run has journeyed to Sydney to deliver tonnes of pumpkins to those in need. Usually these pumpkins are grown at Pathfinders... View Article
Listen Underprivileged local residents will get to indulge in a warm meal and take home donated pumpkins as the Pathfinders Pumpkin Run comes to town. For the past three years, Pathfinders Pumpkin Run has journeyed to Sydney to deliver tonnes of pumpkins to those in need. Usually these pumpkins are grown at Pathfinders Tilbuster Station... View Article
Listen The State Government announced today extra funding for Women’s shelters across the New England including Pathfinders Women & Children’s Refuge in Inverell. The funding over the next two years will now provide 24/7 access to support, housing and financial assistance to women and children experiencing domestic violence. The Inverell Women & Children’s Refuge will now... View Article
Listen Our Homelessness Support Service held another Youth Week event in Guyra today. The hip hop workshops were popular along with Sumo suit wrestling and a few rounds of basketball.
Listen What a great start to National Youth Week! The Inverell & Glen Innes Homelessness Support Services held their skateboarding skills, demonstration and competition today. It was hotly contested with many young people participating. The sleep out will be held in Victoria Park tonight with activities, outdoor cinema onsie suit competition and more.
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