Our Annual Event
Unfortunately – due to COVID-19 and related social distancing requirements, we are unable to hold our annual event again this year (2021) as it is such a large scale event, in an ‘uncontrolled’ environment. We hope to be back in 2022.
Hunter Homeless Connect Day is an annual event that links people to vital services such as accommodation and housing providers, health and wellbeing, legal and financial assistance, employment, study, and general support to people who are experiencing homelessness, doing it tough and/or are at risk of homelessness.
This is delivered in an environment that maintains dignity, fosters a culture of connectedness, and encourages a sense of being a valued member of the community. To get a feel for the event take a look at our 2019 event below.
The event has been running since 2009 and each year up to 1,500 guests attend, accessing a one-stop-shop of human and community services, including free haircuts, massages, immunisations, birth certificates, bedding, phone cards, food, clothing and much more. Check out the video of our last event in 2019 below or click here to see the anniversary video we made in celebration of ten years of supporting the community. We also have a gallery of photographs from our events over the years here.
Hunter Homeless Connect Day is delivered by a ‘community coalition’ of government and non-government services and volunteers, with in-kind and financial support from organisations, community partners and individuals across the Hunter. Compass Housing Services has provided us with a dedicated event coordinator since 2012.