Wed 09 Aug
9am - 2pm
Newcastle Showground Exhibition Centre
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.
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 assistance with housing, birth certificates, legal & financial problems, electricity, gas and water bills, employment/study, domestic violence support, drug & alcohol issues, health screening & information including immunisations, eye tests, diabetes checks, mental health services and more. Extras include free haircuts and food, as well as entertainment and sporting activities.
Samaritans will have two locations on the day. Outside you will find our Homeless Youth Assistance Program (HYAP) and Reconnect which offer support and services to young people at risk of or experiencing homelessness. Inside the hall we will have representatives from Special Homelessness Services, Emergency Relief Services and Financial Counselling who can help with many of the issues related to homelessness.
FREE travel passes are available to assist with travelling to and from the event and can be found at Samaritans Emergency Relief locations or downloaded via the link below. If you are unable to print a copy, please save it to your phone to show on public transport as required.