About Us

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of the Tomaree Neighbourhood Centre is a not for profit organisation that identifies local community needs, provides relevant information, referral and other services to empower and improve the quality of life for community members and groups.

Philosophy

We at the Tomaree Neighbourhood Centre believe in:

  • Social justice and empowerment of all people
  • The right of people to make choices in their own lives
  • The right of people to dignity, respect, privacy and confidentiality
  • The right of people to be valued as individuals
  • The right of people to access services on a non-discriminatory basis
  • The right of the community to expect an accountable and a responsive service.

Aims and Objectives

The outcomes pursued by the Tomaree Neighbourhood Centre are:

  • To provide information and referral service to the local community
  • To conduct community research and identify community needs
  • To develop and promote any programs and/or services identified as needed by the community
  • To encourage, foster and promote wide spread community use of the facilities of the organisation.
  • To act as a resource for the community
  • To invite and receive donations and grants and promote such activities as may be permitted by law for the purpose of raising finance to support the organisation.
  • To operate the organisation as a non profit, welfare, charitable and benevolent organisation whose objects shall be to provide for the direct relief of poverty, distress, homelessness, destitution, suffering and misfortune experienced by those in the local community most in need.

Brief History

In 1989 a local resident saw the need for a Neighbourhood Centre to be established in Port Stephens and formed a committee of volunteers to begin the service. Over the years the centre has grown and developed through community consultation, funding and continuous identification of community needs. Tomaree Neighbourhood Centre is now primarily staffed with a dedicated team of volunteers under the guidance of the Board of Management.

Management Model

The Tomaree Neighbourhood Centre is primarily funded by Family & Community Services, Community Builders Grants Program and managed by the volunteer Tomaree Neighbourhood Centre Board of Management in consultation with staff.

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Some photos from our Healthy Cooking Class for primary school children 3/10/17

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We are very excited to announce that our previously very popular children's cooking workshop will be running again these school holidays.
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Healthy Cooking Classes for Primary School Children

Healthy Cooking Class for Primary School Children

PARENT/CAREGIVER MUST REGISTER CHILDREN BEFORE ATTENDING THE WORKSHOP. CONTACT THE CENTRE ON
49 846 220 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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Healthy Cooking Class for Primary School Children

PARENT/CAREGIVER MUST REGISTER CHILDREN BEFORE ATTENDING THE WORKSHOP. CONTACT THE CENTRE ON
49 846 220 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Where: Tomaree ... See more

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