empowering women & their children
northern rivers women & children’s services inc. (norwacs)
Our services support the diverse women and their children in the Northern Rivers community to be well, safe, strong and empowered to thrive.
NORWACS’ services are provided by women to women throughout their life cycle therefore, ‘women’ includes women and girls of all ages. Women are considered to be all those who experience or have experienced oppression as women, including cisgender, transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming people, and all those who identify as women. Self-definition is at the discretion of the individual.
Northern Rivers Women and Children’s Services Incorporated (NORWACS) is a feminist, community-based charity that provides health and wellbeing services for the diversity of women and their children, in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales.
Our services recognise and challenge the effects of sex-role stereotyping and gender discrimination on women’s health and wellbeing. We work to empower women to determine their individual health needs and to make and access evidence informed choices.
OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:
Lismore Women’s Health and Resource Centre
WORTH: Women’s Outreach Trauma Health Service
Heartfelt House: Support for women survivors of childhood sexual abuse
WISE: Women in Social Enterprise
We are proud and honoured to have the Governor of NSW, Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AO KC as our regal patron.
Northern Rivers Women and Children’s Services Inc is committed to the achievement of a society in which all relationships are free from abuse, and embraces the feminist principles of self-determination, empowerment and freedom of choice for all women and children.
We strive for fairness and justice
We are honest, sincere and do what we say we will do
We accept and value the diversity of women and their children
We treat ourselves and others with compassion, generosity and consideration
We speak and act on our convictions despite adversity
We are committed to the preservation of our human, social, economic and environmental resources
Respect to First Nations people
Northern Rivers Women and Children’s Services Inc acknowledge the people of the Bundjalung Nation as the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work today. We pay respect to their elders past and present and emerging leaders, as well as all other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia. This country was never ceded and always was, always will be Aboriginal land.
We endorse the ‘Uluru Statement From the Heart’ to call for the establishment of a ‘First Nations Voice’ in the Australian Constitution and a ‘Makarrata Commission’ to supervise a process of ‘agreement-making’ and ‘truth telling’ between governments and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Build an organisational culture that exemplifies our values and enables high quality service provision.
NORWACS has access to the funds required to effectively respond to the targeted support needs of women and children in the Northern Rivers
The work of NORWACS is valued, respected and trusted in the Northern Rivers region.
Deliver high quality and accessible services that promote wellbeing and safety for women and their children at risk of poor outcomes
Women (and their children) of the Northern Rivers have access to a high-quality service that demonstrably improves their wellbeing and safety. Deliver high quality measurable outcomes to priority populations.
Mindful Healing – Kyogle
6 week program
Wednesdays 9:30am – 12pm
Mindful Healing – Wardell
6 week program
Thursdays 9:30am – 12pm
The Shark Cage Group Program
8 week program
Wednesdays 10am – 1pm
Strong Foundations Women’s Yoga
Running during NSW Government School Terms
Tuesdays 9:30am – 11:30am
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Nourish Northern Rivers
Learn how to make healthy meals using pantry staples and gain an understanding of how to attend to your wellbeing during challenging times
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Womens Weekly Wellbeing
1:30pm – 3pm for six weeks
- co creating an emotionally safe & nurturing space
- connect, share and build wellbeing skills
Therapeutic trauma informed counselling
Please make enquiries by calling us on 6621 9800
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