Welcome to Upper Hunter Homeless Support. We have been providing homelessness and domestic violence services for over 30 years in our community.
Our organisation operates a "no wrong door" policy which allows everyone to use our service.
We acknowledge the Wonnarua/Wanaruah and Kamilaroi people as the traditional custodians of the land where this organisation provides services and we extend our respect to elders, past and present. We also offer our deepest sorry for the harm and pain experienced as a result of white settlement.
Our organisation welcomes everyone who needs access to our services.
Our office is open 9.30am - 4.00pm Monday - Friday.
If you feel unsafe call 000 immediately!
The above painting is the work of a local indigenous artist, Sonya Naylor -
Sonya Naylor is a celebrated artist and community worker from the far South Coast of NSW. Over the years Sonya has worked as a Project Officer, Research Officer and Cultural Liaison worker conducting cultural tours and curating Aboriginal artefacts.
'I have always had a passion for my culture and my peoples'. One of Sonya's proudest moments has been the restoration of an Indigenous cemetery on the South Coast of NSW for the Eurobodalla Shire Council.
Sonya now calls Muswellbrook home.This work of art was commissioned by UHHS to hang in the entrance of our new premises.
Sonya explained the totems and symbolism used to tell the story in the painting, her personal journey.
"The circles represent the gathering places, where people meet, the horseshoe shaped figures symbolise the people who meet there. My journey begins on the South Coast, at the bottom of the painting, I cross over country and eventually follow the Hunter River to Muswellbrook, symbolised by the strong eagle totem"
This story and painting are protected under copyright laws (C)