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Joe's Path to a Brighter Future - Thanks To You

Your support helps people experiencing homelessness obtain the essential documents and IDs they need to get back on track.

Many people who walk through our doors have no form of personal identification. This makes it impossible to register for government services, access healthcare, or apply for work and housing.

But thanks to you, Hutt St Centre’s Pathways program is here to help people at risk of or experiencing homelessness identify what they need to get back on their feet and focus on the future with confidence.

Our Pathways program provides practical on-site assistance to help people obtain essential documents and ID, access further support, and pursue opportunities for education, employment and volunteering.

When Joe* had exhausted all his avenues for help, he approached the Pathways Support Desk seeking advice on obtaining a valid photo ID to access his superannuation funds.

He had been asked to attend a Services Australia branch in person. However, this can often be very daunting and difficult for a person experiencing homelessness.

Barbara, a Pathways Officer, stepped in to assist Joe in getting a valid proof of age card and worked with Services Australia to get Joe’s application processed remotely.

Additionally, Barbara ensured Joe had a secure mailing address at Hutt St Centre to receive a new Medicare card and Centrelink Health Care Card.

Thank you for giving people like Joe access to these crucial services and the chance to change their circumstances for good.


 *While some names and images have been changed for privacy, these stories are very real and reflect how important your generosity is for helping people make their steps out of homelessness.



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