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What we do

What We Do

Pathfinders is committed to improving the lives of vulnerable young people, families and communities across the North West, New England and Mid North Coast regions of New South Wales.

A not-for-profit organisation, Pathfinders has been serving the region for more than 30 years, delivering innovative and impactful programs to help communities, as well as individuals, thrive.

Pathfinders offers a diverse range of services, including numerous government programs, all aimed at supporting those who need it most.

Our Vision

Thriving communities, made possible by mutual trust and acceptance.

Our Mission

To provide opportunities that empower people to live with hope and reach their full potential.

Programs and Services

Pathfinders operates a broad suite of programs, projects and services. Among other agencies, we deliver services for the:

  • NSW Government Department of Communities and Justice
  • National Indigenous Australians Agency
  • NSW Government Department of Education
  • Commonwealth Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

For a full list of Pathfinders’ services, and how they work, click here. Examples include:

  • youth social, recreational and vocational centres and programs
  • child protection and family referral services
  • specialist homelessness services
  • residential care
  • foster care
  • parenting and family strengthening workshops
  • family preservation services
  • disability support services
  • National Aboriginal Birth Certificate Program, with support from the Paul Ramsay Foundation 
  • Support Your Path (NDIS support services)
  • Aboriginal Early Years Program
  • Yarn Up Program, with support from the James N. Kirby Foundation 

“For more than three decades, Pathfinders has worked with the community, for the community. Aided by highly skilled staff and tireless volunteers, we are dedicated to improving lives in our communities through quality support services, delivered in a timely fashion.”

            – Pathfinders’ CEO Alan Brennan