Our Projects

Pathfinders offers a diverse range of programs and services to achieve positive outcomes for children, young people and families. Our suite of services provides a continuum of support from prevention and early intervention to crisis support and permanent long-term care to more than 3000 children, young people and families per year.

Family Connect and Support (FCS)

Family Connect and Support helps children, young people and families in NSW with support services in their local area: Family and Parenting Support Financial Stress Substance Use Housing Youth Support Groups Mental health Services Domestic and family violence (DFV) Education and Employment Planning to Priority Populations Through an initial consultation, we get to know you and… View Article

Aboriginal Early Years Program

    Pathfinders Aboriginal Early Years (AEY) Program is a service to provide Aboriginal children between the ages of 2 and 6 years with access to quality pre-school and school education. Our goal is to make the transition to school as successful as possible for the child and their family. The role of our AEY facilitators… View Article

Pathfinders Pumpkin Run

For the past eight years, our Pathfinders Pumpkin Run has been a great success in helping our at-risk youth and the disadvantaged. By donating pumpkins and cooking meals to those in need across New South Wales, our young people engage in the action of generosity and feel a sense of pride giving back to the… View Article

Inverell Family Youth Support Services (IFYSS)

IFYSS focuses on developing family environments that value, nurture and protect children. IFYSS provides a broad range of family support, adolescent and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services including: advocacy; skills development including parenting, living skills, relationships, self-esteem and coping skills; interagency information; referrals to other services; hosting courses and information workshops on various aspects… View Article

Pathfinders National Aboriginal Birth Certificate Program

We’ve launched our campaign to crowd fund the Pathfinders National Aboriginal Birth Certificate Program. Please donate at Chuffed.org/project/pnabc to help us help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people get their birth certificate. Any amount you can spare will go directly to supporting the program to keep it alive. For all inquiries regarding the campaign and media please… View Article

International Projects

Pathfinders is proudly partnering two international projects; Crescent Education & Volunteer Disability Service – Ghana In 2012 Pathfinders teamed up with the Crescent Education & Volunteer Service in Ghana, West Africa. This partnership has allowed this service to build a Disability Assessment and Support Centre. This new centre will allow local individuals living with a… View Article

Tilbuster Station

Tilbuster Station was gifted to Pathfinders by a private benefactor. Their wish was that the property be used for child and youth development, and the support of families. The property is utilised as a venue to continue and expand upon the work that Pathfinders does with at risk youth and local families. Through this generosity,… View Article

Non Placement Support Services (NPSS)

Pathfinders Non Placement Support Services The NPSS program is a fee-for-service brokerage partnership between Pathfinders and Community Services and other NGOs, whereby a range of services are provided for children and young people in Out-of-Home-Care (OOHC) and their families through Individual Client Agreements (ICA). The aim of the program is to enable children and young… View Article

Pathways Out-of-Home Care: Residential Care

The Pathways Out of Home Care (OOHC) program offers both Residential and Foster Care options for vulnerable children and young people that can’t live at home. Pathways Residential provides a safe and nurturing environment for young people ranging in ages from 12 to 17 years who are in need of alternative accommodation due to being… View Article

Pathfinders Specialist Homelessness Services

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… View Article