Referral and Information – Local

Counselling (Community Health)

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Work Ulladulla Community Health Centre Other PO Box 125 Ulladulla NSW 2539 Work Phone: 02 4455 5366 Add to Address Book:Download vCard
Description:   People can self-refer for counselling for issues related to relationships, domestic violence, separation and parenting issues, depression, anxiety, stress and grief
How to refer: Ph 1300 792 755
Eligibility criteria: Adults (18 years and over). Self-referral or referral by an organisation.
Geographicboundary: Bendalong to North Durras in the southern Shoalhaven
Is it an outreachedservice/ program ? No
Days/ hours: Mon – Thursday 8.30am – 5.00pm
Cost( if applicable): Nil
Is there a waiting list ? Periodically, when demand is high
Job title of referralContact person: VAN Counsellor
Notes to referrers:  Referral is by a centralised intake system. Clients can request which counsellor they would like to see.
Auspice/ ManagingOrganisation: ISLHD

East Nowra Neighbourhood Centre

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Other 2/80 Park Nowra NSW 2541 Work Phone: 02 4422 1299 Website: Add to Address Book:Download vCard



Information and referral services, meeting room available for use. Group activities e.g. quilting and embroidery classes. Drop in study centre for Years11-12. Computer, fax and photocopier facilities
How to refer: n/a
Eligibility criteria: Whole community, target group are people who are socially disadvantaged
Geographicboundary: Kangaroo Valley to Falls Creek, Nowra out to the eastern beaches
Is it an outreachedservice/ program ? no
Days/ hours: Monday to Friday- 9am- 3pm
Cost( if applicable): Room hire fee, contribution towards computer use, photocopying faxing service
Is there a waiting list ?  No
Job title of referralContact person: Project Coordinator
Auspice/ ManagingOrganisation: Shoalhaven Neighbourhood Services

Keeping Kids In Mind ( various locations )

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Work Cottage 1 80 Park Rd East Nowra NSW 2541 Home CatholIcare 55 Worigee st Nowra 2541 ( and offsite locations ) Work Phone: 02 4421 5499 ( East Nowra group ) Work Phone: 42 549 316 ( CatholiCare intake ) Website: Add to Address Book:Download vCard



Keeping Kids in Mind is a five week course for parents experiencing on going conflict after separation. Parents of same children in separate groups.

How to refer: Phone Nowra Family Support Service – 44215499
Eligibility criteria: Parents separating or divorced experiencing conflict over children’s issues
Geographicboundary: Berry  –  Sussex Inlet
Is it an outreachedservice/ program ? No
Days/ hours: 5 sessions10.00am – 12.30 pm
Cost( if applicable): Free of charge
Is there a waiting list ? Currently no
Job title of referralContact person: Denise Green/Lynne Jackson-WaiteCase Managers
Notes to referrers:  Information re any possible WHS issues need to be included





CatholiCare groups – various locations


Parents learn how to deal more effectively with the emotional and practical issues of parenting after separation.   Explores loss and grief in parents and children, communication with your ex-partner, anger, assertiveness, power grabs & impact on children.

( Also runs ‘Poppy Playgroup’. )


How to refer: Please call CatholicCare intake 42 549 316
Eligibility criteria: All parents who are experiencing separation are encouraged to attend


Service Location: CatholicCare Nowra – 55 Worrigee Street (program is also run at various locations throughout the community)





( Eligibility intake boundaries if applicable )
Is it an outreached

service/ program ?

Yes, this is possible.
Days/ hours: 5 sessions. 2.5 hours duration per session.





( if applicable):

No Fee
Is there a waiting

list ?

There is no current wait time however there is a waiting list available for clients to express interest.
Job title of referral

Contact person:

Group Worker – Trudy McNamara

Intake worker – Rebecca Jones or Carolyn Fryday

Notes to referrers:




Please contact intake to discuss clients individual needs as other programs may be more appropriate.


Postal address:



25 – 27 Auburn Street, Wollongong 2500
Telephone: 42 549 316
Auspice/ Managing


Last verified:   July 30  2014