Welcome to The Family Place newsletter, eYarn where we will keep you in the loop about our latest projects, programs, events and share stories around the work we do. You can view an archive of our past newsletters below or signup now to receive the latest newsletter via email.

Groundbreaking Ceremony

April 2024 Newsletter

A ‘groundbreaking’ ceremony was held to mark the approval of a development application for the Boomerang Meeting Place ‘Cultural Healing Space’.  Fiona Phillips MP and Eurobodalla Shire Mayor Mat Hatcher attended the ceremony as well as friends of the project including our Deadly Lads men’s group, representatives from Boomerang Meeting place, local elders and folk from Fire to Flourish.

In this edition:

  • Cultural Healing Space
  • Young Parent Workshop
  • Kindred Kollective
  • Art Funday
  • Aboriginal Men’s Culture & Language Camp
Equine Spirit Healing

February 2024 Newsletter

Some of our TFP team attended conferences over a three-day period in Cairns this month – First Nations Strong Women, Boys to Men and Say NO to Family and Domestic Violence Conference. The attendees have returned with lots of relevant and useful information we can apply to our services.

In this edition:

  • Conferencing in Cairns
  • Kindred Kollective
  • Equine Spirit Healing
  • Reading Tree Pop Ups
  • Red Dust Healing
The Reading Tree

December 2023 Newsletter

As we gather to celebrate this special season, we want to extend heartfelt wishes for a safe, joyous festive season filled with peace and prosperity. This time of year serves as a poignant reminder of the profound connections we share—with each other and within our community. 

In this edition:

  • Christmas Message
  • Deadly Lads Celebration
  • Kindred Kollective
  • Reading Tree Pop Ups
2023 Community Service Awards

October 2023 Newsletter

On 22nd September some of The Family Place crew travelled up to Wollongong to attend the 2023 Community Service Awards. We were nominated as finalists in two categories: ‘A Brilliant Idea’ team award for the successful and popular ReGrowth Project (coordinated by the very talented Meaghan) and the ‘Sector Star of the Future’ award.

In this edition:

  • Referendum Reflection
  • Community Service Awards
  • Art Funday Workshop
  • Kindred Kollective
  • Binin.gala
Regrowth Documentary Screening

June 2023 Newsletter

Last week team members from The Family Place attended the 6th National Child Protection Forum. As a child safe organisation working in a range of settings, the content and information that was shared at the forum will be critical to The Family Place in maintaining currency going forwards.

In this edition:

  • National Child Protection Forum
  • Regrowth Documentary Screening
  • Pride Month
  • Dhurga Words
Binin.gala Well Being Workshops

May 2023 Newsletter

A big thank you once again to the wonderful folk at the Tuross Head Caring Group for the recently donated gift hamper. We also received a donation from the Commonwealth Bank so thank you to the customers that voted for The Family Place as a worthy recipient. We’d also like to thank Margie, who visits local nursing homes and provides wool for residents so they can knit beanies for people in need.

In this edition:

  • Donation News
  • Party in the Park
  • Deadly Lads
  • Workshop and Program News
New Outreach Service Vehicle

April 2023 Newsletter

The Family Place recently purchased a new vehicle for our Outreach Service with the assistance of the NSW Government Community Building Partnership 2022 funding round. This four-wheel drive dual cab will enable our team to reach people in need who may be camped out in isolated locations.

In this edition:

  • New Outreach Service vehicle
  • Cultural Land Cleansing
  • Regrowth Workshops
  • Yarn, Play, Connect Playgroup
  • Binin.gala Wellbeing Workshops
The Family Place - South Coast Housing Projects

March 2023 Newsletter

The Family Place were excited to welcome Dr Michael Holland MP Member for Bega to our Ford Street office on 16th March to share some great news. Dr Holland announced that NSW Labor has pledged $284,000 for South Coast Housing Projects. 

In this edition:

  • Nelligen’s Time Capsule Back Home
  • Congratulations to Trish Ellis
  • South Coast Housing Projects 
  • Binin.gala Wellbeing Workshops
  • Reading tree pop ups
The Family Place - Pride in the Park

February 2023 Newsletter

The Family Place celebrated World Pride by holding an event at Moruya Riverside Park on Tuesday 21st February. The event was held to highlight diversity in our community and provide a welcoming space for everyone to join in, celebrate and learn more about diversity.

In this edition:

  • Pride in the Park
  • Pambula ReGrowth Workshop
  • Love Hope Renewal Community Recovery Art Project
  • March Into the Reading Tree Popups
  • Afterschool Art Workshops
The Family Place - Koori Boori's Christmas Party

December 2022 Newsletter

For many people, the festive season can be a time of stress, anxiety and loneliness. Christmas often comes with high expectations of luxurious celebrations, costly presents and the perfect family gathering. Unfortunately, not all of us are able to live up to this idealised version of Christmas.

In this edition:

  • Some Good News
  • Love Hope Renewal Final Exhibition
  • Christmas Support
  • School Holiday Activities
  • Summer Beats Block Party
The Family Place - Yarn Art Connect

November 2022 Newsletter

The last couple of years have been tough, throughout our community there are families struggling to pay rent, put food on the table and have any kind of Christmas for their children. If you’re in a position to give, you can help by donating an unwrapped present in a gift bag that will be given to families in need this Christmas.

In this edition:

  • The Spirit of Giving
  • Parenting Q & A’s
  • Yarn Art Connect
  • Jay’s Walk to end Homelessness
  • Last Regrowth Session
The Family Place - Men's Camp held at Potato Point

August 2022 Newsletter

We were honoured to welcome our Federal Member for Gilmore, Fiona Phillips, to our Ford Street office last week. We discussed with Fiona the work we carry out in the homelessness and disaster recovery space in the Eurobodalla and Bega Valley regions, and we look forward to an ongoing working relationship. 

In this edition:

  • Fiona Phillips Visit
  • Connection & Wellbeing Workshop
  • Aboriginal Men’s Wellbeing & Cultural Camp
  • Men’s Group Mogo
  • Wear it Purple
  • Programs for Schools
The Family Place - Katungul NAIDOC Awards Night

July 2022 Newsletter

To all our families and carers, I hope you have enjoyed the school holidays and have managed to spend some time connecting with those special young people in your life. It can be incredibly hard juggling work and the daily demands of life, with parenting. Remember to regularly practice self-care to keep your cup full.  

In this edition:

  • NAIDOC Week Award Winners
  • Bodalla Rising Community Celebration
  • Red Dust Yarning Circles
  • Parent and Carer Connection and Wellbeing Workshop
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