Western Homeless Connect is a free community event that will connect people who are homeless or at risk of being homeless with support services from across the Western region. Similar to the Homeless Connect events held in Sydney and the Hunter over the past decade, the event will be held on Friday, 2 August 2019 from 10am – 3pm at the Orange Function Centre in Eyles Street. Organised by Veritas House through the support of Family and Community Services, it is hoped that a wide range of services will be available on the day, including:

  • Housing and specialist homeless service providers
  • Education and employment services
  • Legal and financial services
  • Health and wellbeing, ranging from mental health support to health checks
  • Personal care, including a café offering free food and conversation and clothing suppliers.

Free community transport is available from Cowra, Dubbo, Parkes, Mudgee and Bathurst, however places are limited. To reserve your place call 1300 01 1973 or email Josh.Morton@veritashouse.org.au to book your ticket.

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Service Provider Registration

Service providers from across Western NSW are invited to register their interest in participating in Western Homeless Connect by completing the service provider registration form. Closer to the day, organisers will send registered services with an information pack providing more detail about event logistics and we will also be encouraging all services to assist in distributing promotional materials across the region.

If you would like further information on the event, please don’t hesitate to contact me on 1300 01 1973 or email Josh.Morton@veritashouse.org.au.

Service Providers registered to attend
  • Save the Children
  • Foodcare Orange
  • Mary Mackillop Today/No Interest Loans Scheme
  • Orange City Council
  • Job Centre Australia
  • NSW Energy and Water Ombudsman
  • Fusion
  • St Vincent’s De Paul
  • NSW Fair Trading
  • Sureway Employment
  • Skillset Workforce
  • Social Futures
  • Catholic Care Wilcannia Forbes
  • Wattle Tree House
  • Veritas House/My Foundation’s Youth Housing
  • Family and Community Services
  • Housing Plus
  • Headspace
  • Mission Australia
  • VERTO Tenancy
  • OCTEC Employment
  • Revenue NSW
  • Elizabeth Evatt Community Legal Centre
  • Service NSW
  • Legal Aid NSW
  • Lifeline Central West
  • Westhaven
  • Department of Human Services
  • National Disability Coordination Program
  • Link2Home
  • Orange Aboriginal Medical Service
  • NSW Health
  • Let’s Make Better/Ashcroft’s SUPA IGA
  • Lives Lived Well
  • LikeMind
  • Service NSW (Mobile Service Centre)
  • Hockey NSW
  • Country Rugby League