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)

On 1 January 2021, the well-known Family Referral Service, managed by NSW Health, transferred to the Department of Communities and Justice. It is called Family Connect and Support. Just like the Family Referral Service, the new Family Connect and Support brings together families, support services and community resources so that our children and young people are safe 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… View Article

Pathfinders Pumpkin Run

For the past four 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 community…. 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

An estimated 300,000 Australians have not had their births registered and 500,000 do not have a birth certificate.  As a consequence, many people struggle to fully participate in Australian society without this simple but vital document. They experience difficulty enrolling in schools and in accessing mainstream services, such as opening bank accounts, joining sporting clubs,… 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 young people. 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 unable to live with their parents, kinfolk or… 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