Hunter Homeless Connect was incorporated in 2012. Its primary aim is to auspice the annual Hunter Homeless Connect Day, which since 2009 has been organised by a 'community coalition' of services and volunteers from across the Hunter.
Hunter Homeless Connect Inc:
- Auspices 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. The Hunter Homeless Connect Day is held every year during national Homeless Persons Week in August, with over 70 Hunter non-government and government services involved. The Hunter Homeless Connect Day organising group is currently coordinated by Compass Housing.
- Raises awareness about homelessness in our community.
- Partners with other services and organisations on events and activities around homelessness, for example, in partnership with ABC Open, hosting workshops on using digital media to record the stories of local people who are homeless, living with poor mental health, and other vulnerabilities.