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Sleepout raises vital funds for Vinnies

Despite COVID causing this year’s Vinnies' Community Sleepout to look a little different, more than 200 people across NSW headed outside to sleep rough on Friday night. As a result, $135,000 and counting...

Sleeping rough to shine a light on homelessness

Imagine having nowhere to live, nowhere to sleep, or nowhere to call home. That’s a reality for far too many people across the Hunter Region but, at the end of this month, participants...

Real estate agent offers solution to city’s homeless

Real estate agent Chad Dunn was clearing out his shed when he came up with an idea to help the city’s homeless.  Finding more two-man tents than he knew he needed, the Mulligan...

Community wardrobe turning heads

If you’re wondering why there’s an open wardrobe filled with food and clothes in the park next to Hamilton train station, there’s a good explanation. It’s an initiative by ‘Food not Bombs Newcastle’...

Charity makes urgent plea amid National Homelessness Week

The St Vincent de Paul Society has made an urgent plea to the NSW Government to build more social housing. It comes as the charity honours the strength and resilience of the...

MP’s joining this year’s Share the Dignity drive

“Feminine hygiene products are not a luxury.”  This is the message Maitland MP Jenny Aitchison is hoping will drive the community to donate this month. According to the mother-of-two, supporting the national-wide Share the...

Hunter women among record numbers facing homelessness

Sleeping in a cold car with her 11-year-old son, wrapped in borrowed blankets, was the trigger that finally made Angela* seek out a safe place. After years of homelessness and a marriage breakdown...

New hope for Hunter’s homeless

Those experiencing homelessness in the Hunter could soon have access to more help thanks to a state government investment. The ‘Together Home’ project will see the government invest $36 million to support those...