Hunter Homeless Connect Inc. was incorporated in 2012. Its primary aim is to facilitate the annual Hunter Homeless Connect Day event, which since 2009 has been delivered by a 'community coalition' of services and volunteers from across the Hunter. The event is generally held every year during national Homeless Persons Week, with over 100 non-government and government services involved. An event coordinator and faciltator of the planning workgroup has been provided by Compass Housing Services since 2013.
Our mission is: Building an inclusive community with zero judgement by:
- Facilitating the annual Hunter Homeless Connect Day, providing a one-stop-shop of services in a welcoming and respectful environment, for up to 1,500 local people in tough times.
- Raising awareness about homelessness in our community.
- Partnering with other services and organisations on events and activities in relation to homelessness.