Forster Neighbourhood Centre


WCS-Logo-RGBYou can donate to Forster Tuncurry Shelter Appeal via several methods. The quickest and easiest way to donate is via the Give Now website
https://www.givenow.com.au/wcslforstertuncurry
1st TARGET = $20,000  PLEASE NOTE: as at 22nd May 12 noon we have raised a total   of $14,502 ($8,302 + $1,700 receipted at the 9th April public meeting + pledges of $5,500).   WCS will match that $20,000. $40,000 will allow us to start to look for a rental property.    Donate easily by clicking on the ‘Give Now’ link above.                                                      WE ONLY NEED $6,000 MORE !!!! DONATE NOW $10 is enough!                                                                                                                                                                                        2nd TARGET = $80,000

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE REFUGE BEFORE THE END OF THE YEARQuota cheque

Forster to have women’s shelter by year’s end.
Great Lakes Advocate Story
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GOAL IN SIGHT: The community comes together to pledge its support for a domestic violence shelter to be built this year. Forster Neighbourhood Centre manager Trish Wallace, Women’s Community Shelters (WCS) CEO Annabelle Daniel and MC, Great Lakes Cr Jim Morwitch, with the crowd gathered at Club Forster for a meeting on Thursday 9th April 2015.

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NEW SERVICES 2015: Legal Aid Clinic (Family Law and Civil Law every second Wednesday- see DV and Legal Aid page); Help with filling in Forms (see Better Reading Better Communities page).

EVENTS:  8th Anniversary of the Forster Community Garden/Farmer’s Market Saturday 16th May 2015.

 

FORSTER WOMEN’S COMMUNITY SHELTER APPEAL          1st TARGET = $20,000  PLEASE NOTE: as at 22nd May 12 noon we have raised a total   of $14,502 ($8,302 + $1,700 receipted at the 9th April public meeting + pledges of $5,500).   WCS will match that $20,000. $40,000 will allow us to start to look for a rental property.    Donate easily by clicking on the ‘Give Now’ link above.                                     WE ONLY NEED $6,000 MORE! DONATE NOW $10                2nd TARGET = $80,000                                                                                                                                                                                   The Forster Neighbourhood Centre first opened it’s doors in 1980 as an incorporated association – locally managed, employing local people, to address the changing needs of the Great Lakes community.

Highly Commended 2013 Building Inclusive Communities Award Macquarie University & The Ethnic Communities of NSW  Winner 2012 Environmental Award Telstra & Channel 10  Winner 2011 Excellence in Social and Community Enterprise Award Great Lakes Chamber of Commerce                                                                                                           

Hours Of Operation: Monday to Thursday
10:00am – 4:00pm 
Closed for lunch: 12:30 – 1:00

Contact details: 2/32 West Street FORSTER  PO Box 314 FORSTER NSW 2428 Telephone: 02 6555 4351 Fax: 02 6555 9545

Email: michele@fnc.org.au or trish@fnc.org.au

Forster Neighbourhood Centre is currently supported financially by:

  • The State Department of Families and Community Services (FACS) - Community Builders (CB) program and Early Intervention and Placement Program (EIPP),
  • The Commonwealth Department of Social Services - Financial Counselling Program, Emergency Relief and
    No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS),
  • The State Office of Fair Trading – (NILS) and Financial Counselling
  • Club Forster - Neighbourhood Kitchen and Community Food Store
  • Great Lakes Council - small grant

IN THE NEWS
Domestic violence story must be told
By Lauren White
March 18 2015
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