Hunter Homeless Connect is an annual event that links people experiencing homelessness or at risk of experiencing homelessness with accommodation services, mental health services, financial and legal assistance, education, employment and support services. Government and non-Government service providers join volunteers with in-kind financial support to provide a safe environment for locals needing support.
I remember the first time I ever felt frightened for the world and future generations. It was 11 September 2001. I thought World War III was imminent. It was a time when I learnt the word Jihad, or ‘holy war’, and to be fearful of Muslims and Islam.