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Congratulations to the 2014 Wonders of Women Outstanding Achievement Award winners! The event in celebration of International Women’s Day was celebrated with over 100 community members to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of outstanding women in our community. Congratulations to all our nominees and thank you for the continued work you do in our community in keeping Tweed a safe and healthy community in which to live, work and play.

 

Nominees for the 2014 Wonders of Women Outstanding Achievement Awards can be viewed below:

 

Winners for the 2014 Wonders of Women Outstanding Achievement Awards can be viewed below:

 For further information on the 2014 Wonders of Women Outstanding Achievements Awards, click the link below:

Purpose statement

The Tweed Valley Women's Service provides opportunities for women and children to nurture their inherent strengths and to make their own life choices by way of:

  • A safe and stimulating Resource Centre
  • Supported crisis accommodation for women and children escaping domestic and family violence
  • Supported transitional accommodation for women and children rebuilding their lives after domestic and family violence
  • Raising awareness of issues affecting women
  • Providing opportunities for growth, learning, self-determination and skill development

The Tweed Valley Women's Service is a community managed not-for-profit organisation, providing a range of services and programs to women and children living in the Tweed shire. Since 1985 the Tweed Valley Women's Service has sought to work with women and children affected by domestic violence by providing early intervention education, crisis support and crisis accommodation. Tweed Valley Women's Service maintains a strong presence in the Tweed Shire through the provision of a wide range of services to the community, which include:

  • Crisis counselling for women escaping domestic and family violence
  • Support Workers for information, assessment, referral and advocacy services
  • Self & skill development and self-expression workshops
  • Baby change, quiet breast feeding space and toilet facilities
  • Access to free Library, internet access, phone and practical supports
  • Supported crisis and medium term accommodation

Tweed Valley Women's service also works at a community level, to inform, educate and develop strategies that enhance awareness of violence against women in the community. TVWS hosts a number of events through the year in support of nationally recognised awareness building events including: Child Protection Week, 16 days of Activism, International Women's Day, Reclaim the Night, Families Week and Naidoc Day.  Tweed Shire Women's Service actively participates in community and interagency forums to raise the profile of women and to ensure safety and wellbeing of all community members.

Tweed Shire Women's Service gratefully acknowledges our federal and state funding partners:

  • NSW Family & Community Services
  • Attorney General's Department (Criminal Justice Division)
  • Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA)
  • Communities for Children through Lismore YWCA (FaHCSIA)

 

 

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