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Vinnies calls for helping hands

If the pandemic has taught Australia anything, it is the importance of community support and having a positive impact on those in need. Despite the challenges, national charity Vinnies continues to do just...

Vinnies calls for more social housing in Hunter

Recent state government data shows more than 1,600 applicants from the Hunter are currently on the waitlist for social housing.  The St Vincent de Paul Society NSW says this figure has risen from 1,566 to 1,603 in the last financial year alone,...

Letter to the Editor: Support locals doing it tough

This year has been one of the toughest in our lifetime. From unprecedented bushfires, massive job losses and a global pandemic, people are wondering when the tide will turn. To make matters worse,...

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...

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...

Program creates “mini” social advocates

A program across Newcastle and Maitland is providing primary school students with the opportunity to take the lead on social justice initiatives within their community. St Vincent de Paul Society's 'Mini Vinnies' was...

“Humbling” experience as CEOs set to sleep rough

For Newcastle's Adam Boyle, it is hard to imagine how a homeless person makes it through the night. However, tomorrow he will put himself in their shoes and sleep in his backyard in...
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