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Books & Butterflies supported playgroup – 2021 term 4

Free supported playgroups every week during NSW school term 4. Books & Butterflies offers a supportive learning...

We are a child safe organisation

Our charter of commitment to child safety Community Gateway is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and...

We’re a COVID Safe business

Community Gateway meets government requirements for COVID Safe business operation. Throughout this health crisis,...

Emergency relief comes to you!

If you can’t afford to pay your bills or buy food, we may be able to deliver help straight to you. More and more people…

Help with everyday, essential household costs

Access to safe, fair and affordable credit for people on a low income. Even without our recent lockdowns, many people…

Looking for more company in your life?

We have community visitors waiting to see you! Being an older person in regional and rural NSW can be lonely at times…

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Books & Butterflies supported playgroup – 2021 term 4

Books & Butterflies supported playgroup – 2021 term 4

Free supported playgroups every week during NSW school term 4. Books & Butterflies offers a supportive learning and play space for children who may not have access to similar play or learning opportunities. We welcome children aged 2-5 years old, their parents and...

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We are a child safe organisation

We are a child safe organisation

Our charter of commitment to child safety Community Gateway is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people, as represented by the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations. Our commitment to child safety is based on the following...

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Rainbow Region Kids Spring 2021 Vacation Club

Rainbow Region Kids Spring 2021 Vacation Club

Spring into the September school break at Vacation Club. Rainbow Region Kids is now taking bookings for Vacation Club, running over the September 2021 school holidays. Vacation Club provides fun, safe and educational school break activities in Alstonville, Casino,...

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Changing conditions for Rainbow Region Kids

Changing conditions for Rainbow Region Kids

New restrictions for our outside school hours childcare services. During these most recent lockdowns in NSW, our Rainbow Region Kids services will continue to deliver before school care, after school care and vacation care throughout Alstonville, Casino, Kyogle,...

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Australian Homelessness Week – Sarah’s story

Australian Homelessness Week – Sarah’s story

Australian Homelessness Week is running from 1 – 7 August. To illustrate some of the issues faced by many people experiencing homelessness, here is a story from one of our clients. Much gratitude to Sarah for sharing her story with us. Hi I'm Sarah. I'm a 72 year old...

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Australian Homelessness Week – Vivian’s story

Australian Homelessness Week – Vivian’s story

Australian Homelessness Week is running from 1 – 7 August. To illustrate some of the issues faced by many people experiencing homelessness, here is a story from one of our clients. Much gratitude to Vivian for sharing her story with us. Hi, I'm Vivian. I'm 51,...

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Books & Butterflies supported playgroup – term 3

Books & Butterflies supported playgroup – term 3

Free supported playgroups every week during NSW school term 3. Books & Butterflies offers a supportive learning and play space for children who may not have access to similar play or learning opportunities. We welcome children aged 2-5 years old, their parents and...

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Rainbow Region Kids before and after school care – term 3

Rainbow Region Kids before and after school care – term 3

NSW term 3 outside school hours childcare with Rainbow Region Kids. Rainbow Region Kids is now taking bookings for our before school care and after school care services during NSW school term 3. Before school care and after school care provide fun, safe and...

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Rainbow Region Kids Winter 2021 Vacation Club

Rainbow Region Kids Winter 2021 Vacation Club

Warm up your winter school break at Vacation Club. Rainbow Region Kids is now taking bookings for Vacation Club, running over the June+July 2021 school holidays. Vacation Club provides fun, safe and educational school break activities in Casino, Kyogle, Lismore, Ocean...

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Rainbow Region Kids before and after school care – term 2

Rainbow Region Kids before and after school care – term 2

NSW term 2 outside school hours childcare with Rainbow Region Kids. Rainbow Region Kids is now taking bookings for our before school care and after school care services during NSW school term 2. Before school care and after school care provide fun, safe and...

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One step away from affordable housing in Lismore

One step away from affordable housing in Lismore

Community Gateway is shovel-ready with a new affordable housing development for Lismore CBD Housing affordability in the Northern Rivers region has been a growing problem for years. As property values continue to rise around Australia, rental home affordability in the...

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We #ChooseToChallenge

We #ChooseToChallenge

International Women's Day 2021. Community Gateway celebrated International Women’s Day on Monday 8 March 2021 by inviting staff to come together for a COVID-Safe, hybrid-style event offering the experience both online and face-to- face in our Weemilah and Widjabul...

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Rainbow Region Kids Autumn 2021 Vacation Club

Rainbow Region Kids Autumn 2021 Vacation Club

Breeze through the autumn school holidays with Vacation Club. Rainbow Region Kids is now taking bookings for our Vacation Club, running over the April 2021 school holidays. Vacation Club provides fun, safe and educational school break activities in Casino, Kyogle,...

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Rainbow Region Kids summer 2020/21 school Vacation Club

Rainbow Region Kids summer 2020/21 school Vacation Club

Splash into the summer school holidays with Vacation Club. Rainbow Region Kids is now taking bookings for our Vacation Club, running over the December 2020 / January 2021 school holidays. Vacation Club provides fun, safe, engaging and educational school break...

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Rainbow Region Kids spring 2020 school Vacation Club

Rainbow Region Kids spring 2020 school Vacation Club

Spring into school holidays with Vacation Club. Rainbow Region Kids is now taking bookings for our Vacation Club, running over the September / October school holidays. Vacation Club provides fun, safe, engaging and educational school break activities in Casino,...

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New website

New website

Our website has been redeveloped. Isn't it troublesome when you know where to find something and then someone moves it? It can be very frustrating. We have recently made some big changes to our website to improve your experience, making it easier to access the...

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It’s National Child Protection Week!

It’s National Child Protection Week!

Putting children first. Many of the services we provide are aimed at alleviating disadvantage for children and young people. We provide Rainbow Region Kids outside school hours child care, and children's trauma counselling throughout the Northern Rivers region. We...

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Ode to Terry

Ode to Terry

In memory of our IT Officer Terry, one staff member has written this poem: Your glasses lay upon the desk, your tea grows cold and dim; A pen sits where you left it waiting for you to walk in. The computers hum unknowing that your fingers won’t return; To dance across...

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Our staff reflect on Terry’s passing

Our staff reflect on Terry’s passing

Throughout Community Gateway, our staff are currently remembering IT Officer Terry Houlahan and reflecting on his passing. Here are some words written by one staff member: Terry I will miss you. Our chapter has come to an end but I know you walk with me in my...

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Farewell Terry

Farewell Terry

Northern Rivers Community Gateway bids farewell to our IT Officer Terry Houlahan. Terry passed away on Sunday night after a short illness. Terry came to Australia from Canada and started working with Community Gateway in 2015 as our first full time IT Officer. During...

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Books & Butterflies returns to Lismore

Books & Butterflies returns to Lismore

Free weekly supported playgroup moves back to Lismore! We are excited to announce that our free weekly playgroup Books & Butterflies is now operating back in our Lismore venue. Books & Butterflies offers a supportive learning and play space for children who...

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We’re a COVID Safe business

We’re a COVID Safe business

Community Gateway meets government requirements for COVID Safe business operation. Throughout this health crisis, we’ve been working hard to implement new resources, policies and procedures to ensure that we can continue to deliver our services to the most...

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