Pathfinders in 2014

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2014 was an extraordinary year for Pathfinders. Not long after we celebrated 30 years in the New England and North West Tablelands, we now find ourselves extending our reach and sphere of influence over the ranges.


Pathfinders’ programs can be found in Armidale, Tamworth, Tenterfield, Glen Innes, Moree, Inverell, Kempsey, Port Macquarie, Taree and Coffs Harbour.


We currently have a direct impact on more than 90,000 people through our services and focused programs, including family support, disability, homelessness services, youth services and child protection services.
Key highlights of the past year include:


  • Our successful tender for a Family Referral Service for the Mid North Coast.
  • Establishment of our Foster Care program in Armidale and Inverell.
  • Growth in the Circle of Courage program for our Out Of Home Care service.
  • Increasing the capacity of our homelessness services across Glen Innes and Inverell, giving families, children, and young people increased access to support and accommodation.
  • Successful tender for the Ability Links program in a consortium bid.
  • The ongoing development and renovation of Tilbuster Station which has seen approximately 200 disadvantaged young people experience this wonderful place.
  • Continuation of the Birth Certificate Project which has now seen more than 1500 Birth Certificates issued.
  • Continuing our partnership with the Crescent Education & Volunteer Service in West Ghana to build and expand their Disability Support Centre.


Our vision that all children, young people and their families will have a home and family where they feel they belong, are free from abuse, neglect, discrimination and inequality and are able to achieve and contribute to their full potential in Australian society is more important than ever.