Support organisations for women and families in Port Stephens. Click on the logos to visit the websites.
Yacaaba Centre29 Donald Street, Nelson Bay
The Yacaaba Centre provides a specialised support centre for women (with or without dependent children), men and families offering counselling for those recovering from violence and abuse, as well as support for grief, loss, depression and relationship breakdowns. The centre is also a referral service that recognises the multifaceted situations of individuals needing advice and assistance during extremely challenging times.
T: 4984 2176
Joshua HouseNewcastle & Port Stephens
A not-for-profit organisation committed to connecting carers and providing learning platforms where training is available from specialists.
Tomaree Neighbourhood CentreTomaree Library and Community Centre, 7 Community Close, Salamander Bay
A not-for-profit organisation that identifies local community needs, providing information and referral services. Also offering a crisis support program to help people in financial hardship.
T: 4984 6220
Thou-Walla Family Centre21 Geer Street, Raymond Terrace
A School as Community Centre (SaCC Centre). Providing programs and support for all families with children 0-8 years of age. Offering a range of free groups including supported playgroups, parenting programs, interest groups as well as general support and referrals.
T: 4987 4666
Port Stephens Family & Neighbourhood ServicesCentres in Raymond Terrace & Mallabulla
Offering support and information services that include child, youth and family counselling and casework, homelessness services and advice on crisis accommodation, parent’s and carer’s groups, children’s and young people’s groups, domestic violence support and legal clinics, aboriginal culture groups, playtime groups, aboriginal family history and outreach programs, drop-in centre, financial assistance, financial counsellor, home to school mentoring, youth centre and more. All services are free.
Tomaree Breast Cancer Support Group Inc.Tomaree Peninsula
A local, self-funded group that provides free assistance to residents affected by breast cancer. Driving; house cleaning; wigs and surgical sleeves; underarm cushions; face-to-face support; assistance as required.
T: 0431 864 778 / 0423 602 243.
Port Stephens Women's Crisis Support GroupYacaaba Centre, Nelson Bay
Charitable organisation providing accommodation for women who find themselves homeless due to domestic violence.
T: 4984 2176
Gan Gan Family Centre191 Gan Gan Road, Anna Bay
A School as Community Centre (SaCC) providing a range of FREE activities, workshops, playgroups and initiatives to engage and support families with children aged 0-8 years with focus on the early years.
T: 4982 1767
Port Stephens Women's Cancer Support GroupPort Stephens
A Not for Profit support group run by local volunteers to offer support and assistance to women with any form of cancer, and their partners, through every stage of their journey.
T: 0427 767 388
Friends With DignitySafe houses in Port Stephens
A volunteer based not for profit registered charity that provides practical programs to assist survivors of domestic violence in collaboration with refuge and crisis centres.