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Opening of new offices offering integrated support to Bowraville community

6 August 2018 Media releases

The Bowraville community is coming together on Thursday 9 August 2018 to celebrate the official opening of new offices for two key community services.

Wesley Mission’s Youth Accommodation Service and ParentsNext program will be co-located at 106 High Street Bowraville.

Wesley Mission has provided homelessness and youth services in the Nambucca Valley region for many years, and has previously delivered employment services.

“During this time we have learnt much from the people of Bowraville,” said Wesley Mission CEO the Rev Keith Garner.

“We have also forged a great connection, appreciation and understanding of the community.Bringing together these two services under one roof will signal a new chapter in integrated support: it will strengthen community infrastructure and allow participants in each program access to other Wesley services.”

Wesley Youth Accommodation Services has been operating in the Coffs Harbour, Bellingen and Nambucca Valley areas for four years and for two years in Bowraville. During the past year it has supported more than 100 young people from the region.

ParentsNext is a free Commonwealth Government funded program, designed to equip parents for future employment by the time their youngest child goes to school.

Wesley Mission has been successfully operating the program at two locations in Sydney and on the Central Coast with encouraging results. The Commonwealth Department of Jobs and Small Business funds the ParentsNext program. Wesley Mission was successful in tendering for the delivery of the ParentsNext program at 29 locations across NSW including Bowraville and Coffs Harbour.

Official opening of offices for Wesley Youth Accommodation Service and ParentsNext program

Place: 106 High Street, Bowraville

Date: 9 August 2018

Time: 11 am – 12 pm

Keynote speakers: CEO of Wesley Mission, Rev Keith Garner, AM; Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, and Federal Member for Cowper, The Hon Luke Hartsuyker.

Welcome to Country: Aunty Ann Edwards