Tag Archive: Pathfinders Ltd


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

FOA 2018

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

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

Hopes for Reviving Aboriginal Birth Certificate Program Remain Alive

February 23, 2018 12:29 pm

Listen A Pathfinders delegation met with senior members of Federal Parliament last week to promote the advancement of the National Aboriginal Birth Certificate program. CEO of Pathfinders, Alan Brennan, said funding for the initial three-year phase of the program had ended but its continuation was recognised as being important towards closing the gap. “Under the... 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

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’ 2017 Annual Report is here

November 30, 2017 10:13 am

Listen Click the image below to access Pathfinders Ltd’s 2017 Annual Report featuring the following: Patron’s Message Chairperson’s Message CEO Report 10 inspiring and personal stories about clients and participants who’ve used Pathfinders’ transformative services Funding, HR and ICT Reports Directors’ Report Financial Statements  

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

Inverell Community to March Against Domestic Violence

November 10, 2017 11:04 am

Listen The White Ribbon Community Pilot Project (WRCPP) team is hosting its annual Inverell White Ribbon March on Thursday 23rd November 2017 at 10am to show the town’s zero tolerance for domestic and family violence. The community is being encouraged to arrive at 9:45am at the Tatts Hotel before marching along Byron St and Oho... 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

Young Foster Carer Leading the Way this Foster Care Week

September 13, 2017 2:53 pm

Listen With more than 20,000 children in out-of-home care in New South Wales and a shortage of foster carers, 21-year-old Natasha Brown decided to answer the call for help. The young Inverell resident never saw foster care in her future, but her support work with Pathfinders Non-Placement Support Services inspired her to apply. “Working with... View Article

Tamworth Biker Club Makes Generous Donation to Pathfinders’ Disability Service

September 12, 2017 4:26 pm

Listen The Ulysses Club Tamworth Branch’s free motorbike rides created plenty of smiles at the recent Pathfinders Ability Links Festival of Abilities – and this week they continued their support with a $1000 donation to the program. David McCoy, President of the Ulysses Club Tamworth Branch, said the Club sold raffle tickets at meetings to... View Article

Innovative Culture Camp to Revive Traditions for Aboriginal Youth

September 8, 2017 10:19 am

Listen Not-for-profit and out-of-home care provider, Pathfinders, is set to launch its first ever indigenous Cultural Camp to help Aboriginal youth reconnect with their culture. To be held at The Willows in Glen Innes, New South Wales, during the October school holidays the four day camp is designed to address the loss of transmission of... View Article

Inverell Encouraged to Paint the Town Yellow this September

August 10, 2017 11:16 am

Listen Most people know that yellow symbolises happiness, warmth and positivity.  What many don’t know is that yellow is also the official colour of suicide awareness and prevention. This September, the Inverell Place Team, including various Pathfinders programs and services, is encouraging the businesses and community members of Inverell to “Paint the Town Yellow” leading... View Article