Hunter Homeless Connect Stories

Please see our collection of wonderful stories below from past Hunter Homeless Connect events.

Wal

Volunteer

I am currently feeling every inch of my 66 years & 69 days but I had the time of my life today. I worked alongside a really terrific group of people who wanted to put something back to those less...

Helen

Organising Group

My manager brought a bus up from the Central Coast with men who live in boarding houses. She was so touched by the way these men were greeted and treated by all of the services that they accessed that when...

Anne

Volunteer

The comment was made to us many times over that our guests had never had a manicure before. We also had many men go through, very happy to have a little pampering as well. You should never underestimate the...

June

Social Worker

A lady attended the legal and financial centre asking about maintenance action. She was referred to me as a Centrelink Social Worker and she disclosed that she did not know the father of her child. She said...

Natasa

Meet and Greet Volunteer

Guests were genuinely touched that the event was organised for them, and that their issues and life circumstances mattered to so many. They were appreciative of an holistic approach to the event, where they...

Nicole

Health Centre

Between 9am and 1:30pm we screened 62 people in the Health Centre for foot problems, then treated 32 people in the clinic. We saw everything from an infected in-grown toenail to diabetes foot checks,...

Pam

Meet and Greet

One of the ladies had never experienced a facial before and when I spoke to her she was beaming, you could see her self esteem rising right there. It was magic. Some of the male guests that I spoke to...

Gloria

Meet and Greet

Another story was that of a grandmother who had taken the opportunity to have a medical checkup and mentioned that she could not have afforded all these under normal circumstances. The grandmother also took...

Shaun

Families Centre

I remember talking to a man doing it tough. But to look at the spirited expression on his face whilst he rubbed his hand through his newly cut hair, doing it tough was the furthest thing from his mind. He...

Karina

Meet and Greet

There was one lady that I was speaking with who had lost her job about a year ago. As she was unable to maintain the mortgage, and she lost her house. She had been homeless for five months and is now...