Mission Statement

We are a non- government organisation that provides services and supports the whole community as well as having a high focus on helping individuals and groups who are vulnerable, disadvantaged or experiencing violence.

We are centrally located in the CBD, so that people can drop in and our friendly staff can assist with access to appropriate services.

We provide an immediate comfortable space to provide the best initial support and link customers to information, referral and assistance to a range of in- house, outreach services and services throughout the area.

We are responsive to local needs and priorities .We respect and recognise our community diversity and work empathetically to support equality. We are non-judgemental and foster belonging in the way we work.

We are gateway and resource for the whole community working together for Reconciliation, Fairness, Justice, Acceptance and Inclusion.

Board of directors

Heather Baker

Heather’s career was in office administration and she brings great community networks.

Eileen Dalrymple

Eileen, brings many years of experience from her local business networks and previous skills as a Home Science teacher.

Phillip Pearce

Phil is our public Officer and brings knowledge and skills as a local, banking and finance and involved in many community activities including Board of Woolgoolga Retirement Village.

Gordon Meredtih

From Corindi, Gordon brings excellent knowledge of the area and skills from his years as a public-school headmaster, Gordon has a love of fishing and volunteers for Red Rock Fishing Club and the Tax Help program.

WNC Manager

Rashmere Bhatti

As well as managing the day to day operations of the centre, our Manager Rashmere’s responsibilities include securing and maintaining funding, community development, regional representation, supporting volunteers, responding to direction of the Board, building cultural capacity, and coordination of service delivery across a range of programs.

Rashmere is passionate about her work with the community and her achievements for the Woolgoolga community are well respected and endorsed through awards (such as Regional Achiever for Community of the Year ), representation on regional and State government Boards ( Regional Development Australia , NSW TAFE ) , wider media via interviews and documentaries on Woolgoolga. Her work in developing cross –cultural capacity an portray Woolgoolga as the successful model of Australian multiculturalism has been captured in published work as a Centenary of Federation project.

Rashmere holds a Bachelor of Business, Diploma in Community Services Work and has experience as a TAFE NSW teacher for subjects in the Diploma in Community Services including Practical Industry Training.

VOLUNTEERS

in addition to Board Members, who are all volunteers!

  • Carole
  • Richard
  • Fidela
  • Kate
  • Heather
  • James

CENTRELINK AGENCY STAFF

  • Lisa
  • Julie

BOOKKEEPER

  • Leanne

Our Funding Partners

From the blog

We are a non-government organisation that provides services and support for the whole community. We have a high focus on helping individuals and