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  • Up to 80% of women who experience intimate partner violence or sexual assault do not report to the police.

  • White Ribbon Day, Australia’s campaign to prevent men’s violence against women, is held on 25th November.

  • Dirty Laundry Tee shirts created by women who have experienced domestic violence and advocates will be displayed in Norther Rivers shop windows to raise awareness.

Social Futures has created a Dirty Laundry Day Information Kit to make it super easy for businesses and community groups to get involved and run their own Dirty Laundry Day workshops. Find out more about the Dirty Laundry Day Project here


Logo - In support of White Ribbon 

Violence against women is a serious, prevalent and preventable issue in Australia.  Violence against women – whether it occurs in or beyond the workplace – impacts on the health and safety of employees, their wellbeing and their productivity.  It impacts negatively on workplace culture, organisational reputation and bottom-line profit and loss. 

White Ribbon Workplaces engender a whole of organisation commitment to stop violence against women, meeting 15 criteria under three standards to create a safer and more respectful workplace. 

Social Futures is proud to be a White Ribbon accredited workplace and is committed to ensuring we have a safe and respectful workplace for all… read more 

Social Futures is a National Disability Insurance Scheme Partner delivering NDIS Local Area Coordination services in regional New South Wales during the transition period January 2017-June 2018.

We will support people with disability and their families to plan for the NDIS in advance of the roll out, which starts in many parts of regional NSW in July 2017.

To contact your nearest NDIS Local Area Coordinator call 1800 522 679 (1800 LAC NSW)

A resounding YES!! & Love is love 💙❤️💚💜💛

Photo of a Rainbow flagSocial Futures Welcomes ‘Yes’ Result And Calls On Australian Government To Legislate For Same-Sex Marriage. It has been a time of anxiety for many, but Australians can be proud of our inclusive communities which have finally spoken out for marriage equality.

ACON – NSW’s leading LGBTI health organisation – has launched the Stronger Together resource to assist members of the LGBTI community to stay strong, and remind them that support and care is available.

ACON will have additional counselling staff in the lead up to and the days following the announcement of the postal survey results to assist community members needing support. Contact ACON on (02) 9206 2000 or visit for more information about our support services.

Support is also available from mental health organisations such as QLife (, Beyond Blue, SANE Australia, Twenty10, headspace, Relationships Australia, Lifeline and the Blackdog Institute.

Saying Yes for Lisa and Siggy

Lisa Cook has been in a long term relationship with her partner Siggy for twenty six years. They have six acres of paradise on the Northern Rivers hinterland which they are regenerating with native trees and are planning to build their new home, with studio space for Siggy to devote to her painting practice.

Lisa began work at Social Futures Strategy and Engagement team at the beginning of 2015 as Project Officer for Ageing and Disability. The issue of marriage equality directly affects Lisa and Siggy and they were gracious enough to make time to explain why. Click HERE for their story.

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Outreach Worker – Connecting Home – Tweed Heads

Based at Tweed Head, NSW Part Time - 60 hours (8 days) per fortnight SCHCADS - Level 4 If you are committed to supporting vulnerable people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and want to work within an innovative, supportive, warm team environment - this is...

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Minister Presents Premier’s Award to Social Futures Ability Links NSW Program

Northern Rivers based Social Futures has received a Premier’s Award for improving government services with a special presentation made by NSW Minister for Disability Services, The Hon. Ray Williams. Social Futures delivers the Ability Links program across Northern NSW and is the lead agency for the North West Alliance which delivers Ability Links across 87% of regional NSW. North West Alliance Program Manager Valerie Thompson was on hand to receive the award and said it was recognition of all the wonderful work the Linkers do in our communities.

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Win a ticket, Save a life: Youth Suicide Prevention Theatre production

Byron Youth Theatre’s production about youth suicide prevention, Gone Tomorrow, highlights the importance of watching out for such signs in our family and friends and assisting them to get the help and support they may need. StandBy Support Service has been involved in script development assistance and Rose Hogan will be talking after one of the upcoming performances.

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