NACYS exists to service the most vulnerable, at risk and disadvantaged members of our community....
Established in 1981, NACYS has evolved in response to identified community need from 2 part time staff members in 1981 to 45 staff members in 2009. Its primary aim is community capacity building which occurs using Crisis Intervention, Social Inclusion, Human and Social Development and Community and Adult Education.
NACYS has three departments; Early Childhood Development; Crisis & Therapeutic Services; Community Capacity Building. A multi-modal, cross departmental approach is utilised to service the needs of a client group that faces complex, intergenerational disadvantage. Collaboration with a range of organisations occurs as a means of value adding to an under resourced area.
Our reason for being and our approach to issues has given rise to a range of unique and innovative projects.
NACYS Receives Prime Ministers Award Adult Learning Program 2009
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' A Learning Space '
An exciting new project at our Elizabeth Downs Family Learning Network base
Funded by Dept of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.
This program will offer a range of training options to the local community - focussing on Certificate 1 Hospitality and Certificate 1 IT.
by July 2010 we will have an Internet Cafe operating at this site; with trainees preparing healthy snacks.
Official Opening of the Internet Cafe
Yani's Wish - Young people supporting young