Dubbo – Narromine – Forbes – Parkes – Bourke – Broken Hill and outreach in surrounding areas. Funded by the Department of Social Services and NSW Fair Trading, the Financial Counselling service is primarily accessible by families and individuals experiencing financial hardship and can support those effected by problem gambling. Financial Counsellors offer support with advocacy, negotiations, options, information and referrals and personal budgeting. Individuals are supported in making informed decisions to resolve their financial issues by accessing information specific to their circumstances. This program aims to empower individuals to gain an understanding and take control of their financial position. CatholicCare’s Financial Counsellors deliver community education to improve financial literacy within our communities and to raise awareness around problem gambling issues. The service aspires to increase consumer knowledge and confidence in the management of personal finances and develop financial skills with in communities for the ongoing future management of financial affairs. Useful links: Financial Rights Legal Centre Money Smart by ASIC
Bourke – Brewarrina – Broken Hill – Cobar – Condobolin – Narromine – Nyngan – Parkes – Peak Hill – Trangie – Trundle – Warren. The PEDAL program is a school based playgroup model that targets families with children aged 0-5 years. The program provides play experiences that create opportunity to develop children’s social, emotional, physical, language and creative skills.
Bourke – Narromine – Parkes – Peak Hill. Funded by the NSW Department of Health, the Aboriginal Family Health Strategy program targets men (at all sites) and women (Narromine only), in relationships with a focus on early intervention and prevention of domestic and family violence. The program also provides education and individual support.
Bourke – Broken Hill – Forbes – Lake Cargelligo – Narromine. Funded by The Department of Family and Community Services, the Families NSW program is delivered in Bourke (with outreach to Enngonia), Broken Hill (with outreach to Menindee and Wilcannia), Forbes (with outreach to Parkes and Peak Hill), Lake Cargelligo and Narromine (with outreach to Trangie). The Families NSW program targets families with children aged 0-8 years by providing a wide range of activities including parent education programs, supported playgroups, peer support groups, individual support and community projects.
Narromine – Dubbo. Funded by The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Indigenous Community Links program is an information and referral service delivering strategies aimed at connecting primarily Indigenous people and their families by referring and linking them to a range of mainstream and Indigenous Support Services including early childhood, education, training, employment, financial, housing, health and legal services. Indigenous Community Links also delivers the following: Advocates on behalf of clients on identified issues Facilitates identified workshops with partnered services and/or agencies Provides a client computer with which to use the internet to link into Centrelink, Housing and Employment websites Operates as an outreach activity to identified services and community events in both Narromine and Dubbo.
Bourke – Brewarrina – Broken Hill – Cobar – Condobolin – Dubbo – Forbes – Lake Cargelligo – Narromine – Nyngan – Parkes – Peak Hill – Warren – Wellington – Wilcannia. CatholicCare’s Parent Child Services provide services to families with children with an early intervention and prevention approach. Parent Child Services support parents and cares in: Raising their children through parent education and one on one support Participating in early learning opportunities through playgroups Accessing helpful information about child development, parenting, support services and resources Becoming part of support networks Connecting to other services that can help Our family workers are accredited parent educators and offer parent education and support on an individual basis as well as in group settings. Parent Education programs include; 123 Magic, Triple P, Circle of Security, Parents As Teachers, Childbirth Education and Bringing Up Great Kids. Group activities include community based playgroups, school based playgroups, mums and bubs groups and peer support groups. One on one support is available to individuals and families and are delivered at our office or in the home. Currently, the programs Parent Child Services include: Families NSW FamilyCare Strong Young Mums Strong Young Families Aboriginal Family Health Strategy Communities For […]
Forbes – Parkes – Narromine – Condobolin – Lake Cargelligo. Funded by the Department of Social Services, the Men and Family Relationship Services program can assist with maintaining positive family relationships, especially during times of change – when you are forming new relationships, following the birth of a child, during separation and divorce, when re-partnering and retiring. The service provides: Male centred – family focused engagement Relationship support for individuals, couples and families Support with managing challenging adolescent behaviour Individual and group parenting education Activities for fathers and their children Solution focused – strength based support Promotion of healthy relationships through awareness and education Access to resources, information and support networks
Dubbo – Narromine – Wellington. Funded by the Department of Social Services, the Communities for Children program is delivered through subcontracted Community Partners in the Dubbo, Narromine and Wellington communities and targets families with children aged 0-12 years. The program provides: Parent education Intensive family support After school and school holiday activities for children aged 6-12 years. For more information about the program and to meet the Communities for Children team, visit the Communities for Children website.
Broken Hill – Dubbo – Forbes – Narromine – Bourke. Funded by Caritas Australia, AMP Foundation and Catholic Mission, the Manage Your Income Manage Your Life Program aims to build the financial capacity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in the region, by providing training and mentoring to develop financial management skills in participants, their families and communities and enhance their quality of life. The program provides a legacy of trained members of the communities to provide ongoing education, awareness and knowledge around financial literacy. MYI can work with the following: Individuals Community groups Family groups School groups Our program offers a large range of financial literacy workshops that are appropriately catered to the different groups. Activities include, but are not limited to: Take Control – get informed information and tools on how to make your money work for you. Strive 2 Drive – learner driver activity – working with people to obtain their learner licences. Save or Spend – get informed information and tools about all those financial issues that are worrying you. Money for School – get tips and budget ideas on how to get in front with your school fees and school expenses. Financial Counselling – […]