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Inverell Service’s Critical Concerns About Homelessness Rise in Australia

March 16, 2018 12:40 pm

Listen More than 116,000 people were experiencing homelessness across Australia in 2016, an increase of about 14% from 2011. According to new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), released on Wednesday, for every 10,000 Australians, 50 have no permanent home. In addition, the jump in homelessness in New South Wales was larger than... View Article


Critical Concerns About Homelessness Rise in Australia

March 15, 2018 8:15 am

Listen More than 116,000 people were experiencing homelessness across Australia in 2016, an increase of about 14% from 2011. According to new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), released on Wednesday, for every 10,000 Australians, 50 have no permanent home. In addition, the jump in homelessness in New South Wales was larger than... View Article


National Aboriginal Birth Certificate Program – ABC Interview

March 6, 2018 9:08 am

Listen Joe Craigie, Pathfinders’ Senior Manager of Aboriginal Strategy and Engagement, spoke with ABC New England North West about the organisation’s efforts to revive, refund and eventually expand the Pathfinders’ National Aboriginal Birth Certificate Program. Listen below to hear the full interview:   For more information on the NABC program visit our website http://www.pathfinders.ngo/projects/aboriginal-birth-certificate-project/ or to... View Article


Pathfinders Budgeting Workshop Helps Locals Manage Personal Finances

February 28, 2018 12:26 pm

Listen Whether you’re paying for groceries, earning an income or filing your taxes, handling and managing money is an essential aspect of day to day life. However, spending, saving and organising funds isn’t an easy feat. For eight Inverell residents, sorting out finances will be easier now that they’ve successfully completed the Pathfinders’ Inverell Family... View Article


Hopes for Reviving Aboriginal Birth Certificate Program Remain Alive

February 23, 2018 12:29 pm

Listen A Pathfinders delegation met with senior members of Federal Parliament last week to promote the advancement of the National Aboriginal Birth Certificate program. CEO of Pathfinders, Alan Brennan, said funding for the initial three-year phase of the program had ended but its continuation was recognised as being important towards closing the gap. “Under the... View Article


Pathfinders’ Free Bun Bun Playgroup Sessions Are Back

February 15, 2018 12:19 pm

Listen Ashford’s Bun Bun Aboriginal supported playgroup has resumed after the summer holidays, welcoming bubs and carers every Wednesday for free crafts, play and learning. Pathfinders Inverell Family and Youth Support Service (IFYSS) hosts the supported playgroup to offer age-appropriate activities and a support gathering for parents with babies, toddlers and pre-school aged children. Natasha... View Article


Pathfinders Responds to Latest Child Protection Services Report

February 12, 2018 12:12 pm

Listen Nearly 48,000 children in Australia were taken away from their families and placed into out-of-home care last financial year.  Alan Brennan, CEO of Pathfinders says this is an alarming statistic that highlights the vital need for more preventative measures from child-protection advocates. Pathfinders, a not-for-profit agency, provides a number of out-of-home care and family... View Article


Ability Links NSW Program Ticks Over 1 Million Community Connections

February 7, 2018 11:28 am

Listen Ability Links NSW is celebrating after reaching 1 million community connections made across the state. Brett Pischke, Pathfinders’ Ability Links Coordinator, said the milestone highlights the important work Ability Links NSW does in supporting people to develop a sense of belonging in their communities and in making communities more inclusive. “Ability Links NSW program... View Article


Pathfinders Responds to Specialist Homelessness Services Report

December 15, 2017 2:11 pm

Listen A report released yesterday by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare highlighted the continuing chronic issue of youth homelessness and the importance of specialist homelessness services, the CEO of Pathfinders, Alan Brennan, said. Pathfinders, a not-for-profit agency, runs a number of refuges, crisis accommodation and youth services for families and children in the... View Article


Pathfinders Appoints New Board Members

December 7, 2017 11:47 am

Listen Three new highly experienced board members were appointed at Pathfinders’ well attended Annual General Meeting held in Armidale last week. Pathfinders’ Chairperson, Fiona Miron, officially welcomed Armidale local Alyssa Lincoln as well as Sydney-based Anastasia Glushko and Alex Shaw onto the Pathfinders’ Board of Directors for the next two years. Originally from Inverell, Alyssa... View Article