Pathfinders Ltd

Also known as “Armidale Youth Refuge”, Pathfinders Ltd is a large-scale charity established in 2011. Their main activity is registered as social services primarily serving families.

The Company is a charitable benevolent institution that pursues the charitable purposes ofthe provision of housing and supported accommodation to the homeless including theoperation of youth, women and childrens refuges, support to disadvantaged families, childrenand young people, provision of 24/7 Out of Home Residential and Foster Care to children andyoung people under the guardianship of the NSW Minister for Family and CommunityServices, support services to people with a disability to assist them to better engage in theircommunities, provision of rural skills and vocational training programs for disadvantagedyoung people and the relief of poverty.The Companys principal activities during 2016-2017 have been: Operating several community-based family, children and young person focusedservices and programs, including family support, youth services, child protectionservices, Out of Home Care, Disability Services, youth refuge, women and childrensrefuge, supported accommodation and outreach housing services and Family ReferralServices throughout the New England and North West Tablelands (NENW), Mid NorthCoast (MNC) and Far North Coast (FNC) of NSW. Investing in the development of the Pathways Out Of Home Care Service, includingsignificantly expanding the Pathways Foster Care Program and increasing capacity inthe Pathways Residential Care Program through additional contracted placements,developing and implementing the Pathways Clinical Care Team to align with the FACSOOHC Reforms and the Permanency Support Program, the establishment of newresidential units and recruitment and training of additional Pathways staff. Operating the NENW and MNC Family Referral Services including engagement ineducational and Domestic Violence programs for children and young people. Contributing to Statewide policy development through participation on Peak BodyBoards including ACWA Board the NSW peak body for child welfare and childprotection, NCOSS, FONGA and Yfoundations. Continuing to implement Pathfinders Strategic Plan 2015-2020 and developingorganisational KPIs to measure progress and achievement of goals. Implementing a new organisational structure to enhance management oversight andstrategy within the organisation. Enhancing Pathfinders ICT system. Playing a key role in consolidating relations between FACS, Health and FRS providersto integrate FRSs with NSW Child Protection programs in line with previousrecommendations of Pathfinders Patron, The Hon. James Wood. Engaging with other community service organisations including government and nongovernmentagencies, research institutions and program community volunteers. Extending Pathfinders Accreditation as a provider of disability services in NSW to be2in line with NDIS service requirements.

Pathfinders Ltd

Who They Help

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Children - aged 6 to under 15
  • Early childhood - aged under 6
  • Families
  • Financially disadvantaged people
  • Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex persons
  • Migrants, refugees or asylum seekers
  • People at risk of homelessness/ people experiencing homelessness
  • People from a culturally and linguistically diverse background
  • People in rural/regional/remote communities
  • Unemployed persons
  • Victims of crime (including family violence)
  • Youth - 15 to under 25



Total employee expenses: $15,903,850 (71% of revenue).
Average full-time equivalent salary: $311,840.

Revenue vs Expenses

Pathfinders Ltd has seen an average annual growth of 26% in revenue versus a 28% p.a. increase in expenses. This imbalance can sometimes mean a challenge for long-term financial management.

Assets vs Liabilities

As of 2018, Pathfinders Ltd has a debt-to-equity (D/E) ratio of 0.50. This is considered slightly riskier than average within the charity space.

Sources of Revenue

Sources of Expense

Responsible People

Patricia Cecilia Schultz
Frances Grindlay
Craig Robert Hunt
Alan Brennan
Daley Leeah Frances
Rosemary Curtis
Anthony John Gargan
Korrina Schultz
Phillip Borg

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Registration Status
Charity is registered.
DGR Status

Donations can be claimed as a tax deduction.

Office Address
87 Beardy St
NSW 2350
Operating States
Entity Type
Australian Public Company

A company is a non-individual client type. Company is defined to include a body corporate and any other unincorporated association or body of persons but does not include a partnership or a non-entity joint venture. Public Benevolent Institution

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