WORKING WITH OUR COMMUNITY

CareWays Community Hubs

What is the Community Support Service?

The Community Support service provides a resource
that connects people to information and services that promote community capacity building, increased resilience and improved safety in the community.

We have programs running out of Dapto
Neighbourhood Centre, Horsley Community Centre, Koonawarra Communit Centre and Thirroul Neighbourhood Centre. 


What Services Are Provided?
  • Support
  • Assistance
  • Information
  • Advocacy
  • Referral
Our community support service provides assistance by providing information about services in the community, referrals to services in the community, assistance with documentation, letter writing, resume development and job applications.

Dapto Neighbourhood Centre programs are below, you can also see what programs are on at Horsley Community Centre, 
Koonawarra Community Centre and Thirroul Neighbourhood Centre.
Free Community Breakfast Program - Dapto

Monday & Thursday: 8:00 am – 9:30 am
We run a FREE community breakfast program twice weekly. This program enables local families and community members to enjoy a warm breakfast before taking on the tasks of everyday living. Youth attending the breakfast need to be accompanied by an adult and will receive a snack pack to take to school.

The Community Breakfast provides a great opportunity for socialising and peer support, as well as an avenue for obtaining information on areas of interest. This program is supported by a single worker and a number of volunteers. This way, the breakfast is always served up hot and delicious!

Legal Aid - Dapto

Legal Aid consultations are available, free of charge, for low income earners and people receiving Centrelink benefits on a variety of civil law matters. The service is available on a fortnightly basis, on Wednesdays.
To make an enquiry or to book appointment, please contact the Wollongong Legal Aid Office on their telephone number: 4228 8299.

Tax Help - Dapto

Tax Help is a service made available by the Australian Tax Office (ATO) to assist people on low incomes to complete their tax returns. The service is offered during the months of July through to October.

A volunteer, specially trained by the ATO, will help you complete your tax return at no cost. To request further information or to make an appointment, please ring our office.
No Interest Loan Scheme – NILS

The aim of the community loan scheme is to provide no-interest loans to people on low incomes who are living in the area. This program covers a broad range of local residents, encompassing the area from North Wollongong to Windang Bridge in the south and Dapto with surrounding areas in the west.

You are eligible for this program if:
  • You have been living at the same address for at least 6 months or you are a Housing NSW tenant;

  • You have a current Centrelink Pension or Health Care Card; and...

  • You can afford regular repayments.
To find out more information, be sure to contact one of our friendly representatives. If eligible, you will be referred to the Southern NILS Program. To make an appointment, please contact the Southern NILS Program on 4276 2224.

Creative Leisure Activities

CareWays also offers a variety of creative leisure activities including computer courses, school holiday activities, woodworking, patchwork and quilting, just to name a few. Contact our team to learn more or view the timetable here.

Contact Our Team to Learn More: Help@careways.org.au
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