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NAIDOC Week Celebrations Gallery: Voice, Treaty, Truth.

July 19, 2019 4:09 pm

Listen From inland to the coast, wherever you looked you would’ve found our program staff and kids celebrating NAIDOC Week. We could be found joining in the dancing, music, language circles and other festivities across the region. Our programs attended celebrations with badges, bags, stickers, cupcakes and much more as they mingled and participated in... View Article


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Brenda Hits The High Notes

June 27, 2019 4:11 pm

Listen When Ability Linker Wendy first met Brenda (pictured second left with Linker supports) it was almost impossible to make eye contact. For many years Brenda had built her life around looking after her family and household, but somewhere along the way she seemed to have lost all her dreams and aspirations. “It took a long time... View Article


‘A Secret Safe to Tell’ Book Reading

September 12, 2018 4:00 pm

Listen You’re invited to join us at the Armidale War Memorial Library for a book reading from world renowned children’s author Naomi Hunter, which will speak about the importance of believing children when they disclose abuse. You’ll have the opportunity to purchase Naomi’s books and also have these signed by her. This event coincides with... View Article


Foster Care Week Celebrations

September 3, 2018 12:00 am

Listen   You’re invited to join us at the Armidale Jockey Club to kick-off our Foster Care Week celebrations for 2018. Foster Care Week aims to both celebrate and acknowledge the work of our wonderful foster carers and also raise awareness for the urgent need for more foster carers in NSW. We’ll have a BBQ,... View Article


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Festival of Abilities 2018

August 18, 2018 10:00 am

Listen After the successful inaugural event in 2015 and wonderful consecutive festivals in 2016, 2017, the Pathfinders Ability Links Festival of Abilities has returned for 2018. With over 2000 people attending and participating in many activities, sports, games and displays over the past three years, 2018 will be bigger and better than ever! The aim... View Article


Festival of Abilities 2018

Festival of Abilities 2018

July 25, 2018 12:02 pm

Listen Since the successful inaugural event in 2015 and wonderful consecutive festivals since then, Pathfinders Ability Links Festival of Abilities has returned for 2018. With over 2000 people attending and participating in many activities, sports, games and displays over the past three years, 2018 will be bigger and better than ever! The aim of the... View Article


CEO Alan Brennan’s Speech to Government House

June 25, 2018 3:28 pm

Listen Thank you Governor and Mrs Hurley for inviting us into your home. My apologies for bringing a bit of the New England chill to Sydney…and it would be lovely to see some of yesterday’s drought breaking rain head west. 2018 has been another fantastic year for Pathfinder’s Pumpkin Run. Since we started the Pumpkin... View Article


2018 Pumpkin Run Diary

June 25, 2018 1:03 pm

Listen 2018 has been another fantastic year for Pathfinder’s Pumpkin Run. More than 200 people have been involved in this year’s Pumpkin Run – from volunteers for planning, planting, weeding, watering, harvesting, loading and packing, cooking and encouraging it has been a true community effort. We also had 3 tonnes of pumpkins donated by our... View Article


Pathfinders Committed to Glen Innes after Government Drops 18.44 per cent of Public Jobs in Region.

June 13, 2018 10:16 am

Listen A new report exposes how the New England and North West has lost hundreds of public sector jobs in the past five years.   Census data from 2011 to 2016 has been analysed by The Australia Institute (TAI), showing regional NSW was missing out in an estimated $500 million a year in foregone wages... View Article


Pathfinders Budgeting Workshop Helps Locals Manage Personal Finances

February 28, 2018 12:26 pm

Listen Whether you’re paying for groceries, earning an income or filing your taxes, handling and managing money is an essential aspect of day to day life. However, spending, saving and organising funds isn’t an easy feat. For eight Inverell residents, sorting out finances will be easier now that they’ve successfully completed the Pathfinders’ Inverell Family... View Article


Pathfinders Responds to Latest Child Protection Services Report

February 12, 2018 12:12 pm

Listen Nearly 48,000 children in Australia were taken away from their families and placed into out-of-home care last financial year.  Alan Brennan, CEO of Pathfinders says this is an alarming statistic that highlights the vital need for more preventative measures from child-protection advocates. Pathfinders, a not-for-profit agency, provides a number of out-of-home care and family... View Article


Pathfinders Responds to Specialist Homelessness Services Report

December 15, 2017 2:11 pm

Listen A report released yesterday by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare highlighted the continuing chronic issue of youth homelessness and the importance of specialist homelessness services, the CEO of Pathfinders, Alan Brennan, said. Pathfinders, a not-for-profit agency, runs a number of refuges, crisis accommodation and youth services for families and children in the... View Article


Ability Links Recognised at Tamworth Access Awards

December 5, 2017 10:48 am

Listen Fresh off the heels of its Premier’s Award win for Improving Government Services, Ability Links is once again being recognised for its contribution to providing accessible and inclusive services to the community. Pathfinders Ability Links staff in Tamworth were one of 33 finalists in the Tamworth Regional Council’s 2017 Tamworth Access Awards at the... View Article


Pathfinders Ltd Wins at Northern Inland Innovation Awards

November 29, 2017 9:02 am

Listen Not-for-profit community services provider, Pathfinders Ltd, won the Prime Super Health, Aged-Care and Disability Services Award for its Pathfinders Cultural Camps at the Northern Inland Innovation Awards ceremony held in Armidale this past weekend. Pathfinders’ CEO, Alan Brennan, said the award was a testament to the power and importance of creating opportunities for Aboriginal... View Article


Inverell and Glen Innes Service Helping the Homeless this Christmas

November 23, 2017 3:02 pm

Listen As the holidays are fast approaching, Pathfinders Specialist Homelessness Services (SHS) and the Inverell RSM are teaming up to bring a bit of Christmas cheer to the Inverell underprivileged community. The two organisations have launched the Christmas Joy Drive, similar to the one launched by the Pathfinders Armidale Youth Homelessness Support Service in Armidale,... View Article


Newest Face in Glen Innes Disability Service Ready to Help All

November 15, 2017 11:39 am

Listen Pathfinders Ability Links NSW’s newest Linker in Glen Innes is no stranger to the local community. India Hutchinson, 21, was raised in Glen Innes and now provides free support services for people with disability in town through the Ability Links NSW program. Brett Pischke, Pathfinders Ability Links Coordinator, said it was India’s passion for... View Article


Homelessness Service Collecting Christmas Gifts for those in Need

November 13, 2017 2:56 pm

Listen As the holidays are fast approaching, Pathfinders Armidale Youth Homelessness Support Service (AYHSS) and the Armidale Ex Services Memorial Club are teaming up to bring a bit of Christmas cheer to the Armidale youth in need. The two organisations have launched the Christmas Joy Drive again to collect gifts for 12-year-old through 24-year-old clients... View Article


Ability Links named a 2017 Premier’s Awards Finalist

October 27, 2017 9:14 am

Listen Ability Links NSW Providers and Family and Community Services have been jointly nominated for a Premier’s Awards for Public Service in the Improving Government Services category. The nominees in the Improving Government Services category are being recognised for their work on programs, initiatives, innovations or improvements that contribute to improving customer satisfaction with government... View Article


Innovative Cultural Camp for Aboriginal Youth a Success

October 26, 2017 8:39 am

Listen Thirty-three Aboriginal kids from the Northern, Western, Hunter New England and Sydney Districts of New South Wales immersed themselves in traditional art and customs at the inaugural Pathfinders Cultural Camp. Not-for-profit and Out-of-Home Care (OoHC) provider, Pathfinders, created the culture camp to address the loss of transmission of cultural knowledge from generation to generation... View Article


Pathfinders Offering Free Parenting Course in Inverell

September 20, 2017 9:38 am

Listen Parents in the Inverell community will be able access an insightful, free parenting program through Pathfinders’ Inverell Family & Youth Support Services (IFYSS) starting on Thursday, October 12. The eight-week practical program will run every Thursday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm at the Pathfinders Inverell office and will cover topics like communication, self-esteem, trust, emotional... View Article