What is the Nagle Centre Family Care & Support service?
The Nagle Centre is a Family Care and Support Centre for people and families experiencing crisis and disadvantage in the Macarthur Region of NSW.
The Nagle Centre is a joint venture between the Presentation Sisters, Wagga Wagga and St Vincent de Paul Society, Wollongong Diocese.
Who can access this service?
Everyone is welcome at the Nagle Centre. There is a particular emphasis for people and families experiencing crisis and needing support.
Where is the service located?
The Nagle Centre is located at 22 Iolanthe Street, Campbelltown NSW.
Who benefits from the service?
People who are experiencing disadvantage and homelessness in the Macarthur region can benefit from the crisis and emergency assistance we are able to provide. This assistance can take many forms and may include: help with electricity, telephone, advocacy and rental, referrals to brokerage service, clothing vouchers, hot breakfasts and lunches five days a week, from Monday to Friday and an evening meal on Wednesdays.
Members of the local St Vincent de Paul Society groups, known as Conferences, are also able to assist with food vouchers and home visits. Other Services include, free tax help, craft groups and general care and support.
The Wagga Wagga Presentation Sisters run the following programs at the Nagle Centre – Nagle Centre for Youth – Nano Nagle children’s camps for children aged between 6-12 years. The Macarthur No Interest Loan Scheme which provides access to affordable credit for essential household items without creating additional financial hardship.
A free literacy and numeracy course is conducted at the Nagle Centre each Monday. The Centre also offers the Clemete program, a free tertiary course provided in conjunction with Australian Catholic University. The Clemente program is held on a Wednesday.
Can I volunteer for this service?
The Nagle Centre operates with a handful of paid workers, the majority of work is carried out by dedicated volunteers be that in the kitchen, maintenance or administration. We welcome any enquiries to volunteer.
How can I find out more about Nagle Centre Family Care & Support?
Please contact The Nagle Centre Manager, Donna Black for more information (02) 46282928.