Welcome to our New Maitland/Dungog YDO, Rachelle

Please join me in welcoming the newest member of the RYDON family, Rachelle Aitken.

Rachelle has been in Samaritans for 6.5 years in various roles including Coordinator of the Tenancy Resource Service and Case Manager for the Permanency Support Program. Her first ever experience with Samaritans was when she volunteered for Samaritans Christmas lunch in the park, and now, Rachelle joins us as the Maitland and Dungog Community and Youth Development Officer.

Rachelle has a passion for Community Development and working with young people and one day would like to do aid work with young people, particularly women, in West Africa.

Rachelle resides in Newcastle with her husband and two daughters (12 & 14) whom all share a love of music; together they have traversed the world of music together at various concerts and music festivals. Both of Rachelle’s daughters are musicians so her home is always filled with laughter and music. Rachelle and her husband collect vinyl and at present have around 800 records! In her spare time, she likes to travel both overseas and within Australia.

Based at Maitland Headspace, Rachelle is looking forward to being a part of the RYDON network and being able to support the people and services of the Maitland/Dungog shires.

Please do not hesitate to contact Rachelle on 0407 891 650 or via email at rachelle.aitken@samaritans.org.au

Welcome Rachelle !!

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