port douglas neighbourhood centre

 
 
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open weekdays from 9am-4pm

▶︎location @ 6-10 mowbray st, Port Douglas 4877

▶︎contact ☎︎ 07 40 99 5518 or email manager@pdnc.org.au

 

If you are new to Port Douglas, feel welcome to drop by to the Neighbourhood Centre for friendly and knowledgeable local community information. Our services & facilities include:

 
 

Advice, referrAL & InformaTION

We can refer you to local services that may be able to assist you with legal, health, relationship, financial, housing, addiction, emotional and social issues

Centrelink Access Point

Self-help telephone, fax and computer service

digital technology workshops

Qld Health & other govt outreach services

Community organisations outreach services

Free book exchange

Our library of books is available for community members for exchange or borrowing

Active Volunteers Program


Centre Facilities

The Centre has rooms and facilities available for use by groups or individuals for services such as faxing, emailing, photocopying, clinics or meeting room hire

Emergency relief 

If you find yourself in financial crisis, we can help.

No Interest Loan Scheme

Small, affordable loans for people with low incomes are available to purchase essential household items.  An eligibility criteria applies

Men’s Program

Interaction for men within a social gathering around the breakfast table every Wednesday morning from 8:30 till 10:00 am. Guest speakers on health and wellbeing are provided along with a good belly laugh. Support services within the Centre are available. This is followed by the Community Shed being opened for working on small scale projects. Let’s create new ideas with men sharing knowledge. All age groups are welcome

Social Groups

Social inclusion with a range of activities tailored to suit all persons regardless of physical or intellectual impairment.

 Craft Group

Recently, we have enjoyed decoupage, rock art, photo glossing, sharing friendship and skills, personal empowerment, creating recycled Boomerang Bags, watercolour, and collaborations with the Men’s Group

pink in the tropics breast cancer support group

The Pink Care program is offered to newly diagnosed women within the Douglas Shire.  Required services such as cleaning, meal provision and child care are coordinated, while anonymity is assured for all recipients

Tai Chi for fall prevention

A very popular beneficial program for Seniors within our community based around balance and mindfulness

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EVENTS

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY LUNCH

SENIORS WEEK

CHRISTMAS SPIRIT APPEAL

BIGGEST MORNING TEA

GENES FOR GENES DAY

ANNUAL VOLUNTEERS WEEK

FAMILY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE WEEK

R U OK DAY

MENS HEALTH WEEK

NIC NAK SHED FASHION PARADE

OP SHOP WEEK

Visiting Services

Australian Hearing

Employment networks

Child and Maternal Health service

Mental Health Service

NQWLS

Dept of Corrective Services

Alcoholics Anonymous

ATODS

Other community services as required

Social Groups

Art & craft

Games

Tai Chi for fall prevention

Playgroup & New parents

Men’s breakfast

Pink in the Tropics Breast Cancer Support group

Volunteer program

 

Emergency relief, material aid

& thE no interest loan scheme(NILS)

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NILS

▶︎ available mondays 10am-12pm and thursdays 10am-12 pm

▶︎ local identification must be provided

 
 
 

EMERGENCY RELIEF

Our Emergency Relief program is an holistic program providing emergency relief, material aid and financial literacy education.

The No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS) is a national community based program that enables people living on low incomes to access fair and safe credit, up to $1200, to buy essential goods and services.

 How does NILS work?

NILS is developed by community for community - known as circular community credit, a demonstration of communities taking action to address their local needs. The NILS loan process helps to develop financial literacy, strengthen money management skills and build assets. 

 What are the loans for?

Essential goods and services, which may include household items like fridges, washing machines, stoves, dryers, freezers and furniture, some medical and dental services, education essentials such as computers and text books, and vehicle repairs.  NILS cannot be used to pay rent arrears, bond, debt consolidation, holidays or bills.

Do you qualify for NILS?

To qualify, you must:

 ▶︎ be in receipt of a Centrelink payment, or hold a Centrelink Health Care Card

▶︎ have resided at your current address for at least 6 months

▶︎ live within the Douglas Shire

▶︎ and, have the financial capacity to repay the loan


Our NILS program is coordinated by Megan Blacklow, with loans provided for essential goods and services such as car repairs, household items, health or educational needs to a maximum value of $1200.  More than $970,000 has been loaned throughout the Douglas Shire since the program commenced in February 2009.

  

contact ▶︎ nils@pdnc.org.au