Everyone has a role to play in ending homelessness and we all can contribute, to helping achieve permanent, affordable housing and the support that people need to create and keep a home.
At the 13 March 2018 Ordinary Council Meeting, Council supported a Mayoral Minute to 'Pledge to end homelessness in our region'.
Maitland City Council pledges to do our part to end homelessness. We will build on our current actions to address homelessness, and support and promote the efforts of our community to end homelessness. We will advocate for change and enlist the support of our colleagues, businesses, local agencies and the community to join this important effort, and let local leaders know that Council supports The Newcastle and Hunter Ending Homelessness Pledge. Read the Mayoral Minute.
Homeless services and support
There are a range of local services for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Hunter Homeless Connect Inc. is a volunteer not-for-profit organisation that coordinates the annual Hunter Homeless Connect Day event and the Connecting the Hunter Program. They also collate an annual directory of support services available across the Hunter.
Visit Hunter Homeless Connect to download this year's directory.
Aboriginal services and support
There are a range of local services specifically for Indigenous people who may be experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
Visit Miromaa to view the online Hunter Valley Indigenous Directory.