Taree Community Outreach Expo

April 29, 2021 12:28 pm

Last week Pathfinders along with the PNABC attended the Taree Community Outreach Expo. This was a great day where local outreach programs were all able to get together to engage, answer questions and promote their services to the community. There were a dozen community programs present that gave Pathfinders not only the opportunity to connect... View Article

Pathfinders Releases a New Strategic Plan

April 20, 2021 11:11 am

Pathfinders is pleased to release a new Strategic Plan. Our plan sets out what we are working hard to achieve over the next five years and how we will continue to provide care and community support.

Statement from Pathfinders CEO Alan Brennan – 12 April 2021

April 12, 2021 12:46 pm

“It is with sadness Pathfinders advises our Armidale Youth Refuge residential house suffered extensive fire damage early Sunday morning (11th April)  and is currently uninhabitable. All residents and staff are safe and physically unharmed.   Police and Fire Brigade attended the scene. Currently Police are investigating.   Pathfinders has been quick acting and well-resourced to move... View Article

Pathfinders PNABC At Trangie Family Fun Day

April 8, 2021 3:52 pm

On the 1st of April, Pathfinders National Aboriginal Birth Certificate Program attended the Trangie Local Aboriginal Land Councils Family Fun Day. Thanks to the LALC for organising a fantastic event. With special thanks to the LALC CEO Terrie Milgate who made it possible for Pathfinders to attend. Pathfinders looks forward to attending many more events such... View Article

Signing of Memorandum of Understanding with Aboriginal Employment Strategy AES

March 24, 2021 11:49 am

On 15 March 2021, Pathfinders Ltd and Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES) signed off on Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The primary intent of the MOU is to state our commitment to work together in the sourcing, assessing, recruiting and mentoring of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander career seekers for direct and GTO (School Based & Full-time)... View Article

Exciting News for Pathfinders

January 22, 2021 12:03 pm

A Message from Alan Brennan, Pathfinders CEO It is with great pleasure I inform you that the NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian (OCG) has renewed Pathfinders’ accreditation to deliver Pathfinders’ Out of Home Care program for 5 years till 2025. The ability to provide safety, support, care and comfort to the most vulnerable children and... View Article

Donated blankets do more than keep out the cold

December 1, 2020 9:07 pm

A local high school has been helping children and young people in the region by knitting blankets. Pathfinders has been working with the Z-club at O’Connor Catholic College in Armidale. Members of Z-club have been busy knitting the cosy and colourful blankets for children and young people who come into care and need to be... View Article

Life as a foster carer – Joan’s story

December 1, 2020 9:02 pm

We sat down with Joan* and her husband to learn a little about life as a foster carer. This is their story. Tell us a bit about yourself and your journey to becoming a foster carer? Fostering had never been on my radar as I worked in the Child Protection/Out of Home Care (OOHC) industry... View Article

Online cooking and art lessons bring young people together virtually  

November 23, 2020 8:43 pm

One of the highlights of 2019-2020 for the Inverell Family and Youth Support Service (IFYSS) was the Eat Smart Program – online classes with a qualified chef showing participants how to cook different meals. The Eat Smart Program was one example of the team adapting to changes due to COVID-19.    Conducting cooking classes in the wake... View Article

A busy year for Tilbuster Station and the Royal

November 23, 2020 8:39 pm

Tilbuster Station Farm, Armidale   Tilbuster Station has undergone a significant transformation during the 2019–2020 year. Renovations have been carried out both internally and externally on the homestead while structural work conducted on the existing original sheds is in the final stages of completion.   The transformation is in readiness for the training centre to be used by Pathfinders and external sources. Work undertaken includes the homestead which is now fit for habitation meaning a... View Article