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01 Dec 2020

Donated blankets do more than keep out the cold

A local high school has been helping children and young people in the region by knitting blankets. Pathfinders has been working with the Z-club at O’Connor Catholic College in Armidale. Members of Z-club have been busy knitting the cosy and colourful blankets for children and young people who come into care and need to be... View Article

01 Dec 2020

Life as a foster carer – Joan’s story

We sat down with Joan* and her husband to learn a little about life as a foster carer. This is their story. Tell us a bit about yourself and your journey to becoming a foster carer? Fostering had never been on my radar as I worked in the Child Protection/Out of Home Care (OOHC) industry... View Article

23 Nov 2020

Online cooking and art lessons bring young people together virtually  

One of the highlights of 2019-2020 for the Inverell Family and Youth Support Service (IFYSS) was the Eat Smart Program – online classes with a qualified chef showing participants how to cook different meals. The Eat Smart Program was one example of the team adapting to changes due to COVID-19.    Conducting cooking classes in the wake... View Article

23 Nov 2020

A busy year for Tilbuster Station and the Royal

Tilbuster Station Farm, Armidale   Tilbuster Station has undergone a significant transformation during the 2019–2020 year. Renovations have been carried out both internally and externally on the homestead while structural work conducted on the existing original sheds is in the final stages of completion.   The transformation is in readiness for the training centre to be used by Pathfinders and external sources. Work undertaken includes the homestead which is now fit for habitation meaning a... View Article

23 Nov 2020

The Pathfinders commitment to the Sanctuary Model

Pathfinders is committed to its staff, young people, clients, volunteers and community. As part of this commitment, Pathfinders is investing in a three-year implementation plan to imbed the accredited and widely adopted therapeutic care model called the Sanctuary Model (Sanctuary) across the organisation. Sanctuary is a trauma-informed framework for building an organisational culture. It focuses... View Article