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Gambling Solutions expands to Mingara

Coast Community Connections’ free counselling service Gambling Solutions Central Coast has opened a new branch at Mingara Wellness Centre, giving residents of the Wyong region greater access to free and confidential gambling support.

With locations in Woy Woy, Gosford, The Entrance and Kincumber, The Mingara Group has provided Gambling Solutions Central Coast with a room free of charge to operate this vital service from the Mingara Wellness Centre.

The BUS supported by Coast Community Connections

Coast Community Connections is proud to have contributed to a very special project with Regional Youth Support Services (RYSS). RYSS is a not-for-profit charity that provides a point of access on the Central Coast for high quality services, resources and facilities specifically tailored to young people aged 12 - 25 years. The Coast Community Connections Evolution Youth Services team have been working with RYSS on a number of programs and initiatives in the past, but this project is truly one that will make a huge impact on the accessibility of support for Central Coast youth, now and into the future.

For some time RYSS has been working on a special project to deliver mobile services to youth on the Central Coast through the introduction of The BUS project.

The BUS (Together Helping Everyone Better Utilise Services) is a youth centre on wheels, ready to go to wherever it is needed most. It is a multi-functional facility that will travel from Gwandalan to Green Point, Woy Woy to Wadalba, Budgewoi to Bensville and beyond to deliver services, activities, support and programs directly to Central Coast young people.

Extended Peninsula Occasional Care Hours

Coast Community Connections has listened to the needs of local parents and will be extending the hours of its Occasional Child Care service at Woy Woy from 29 August.  

Occasional Care gives busy parents flexibility and peace of mind that their children can enjoy a fun filled and stimulating care environment without the stress of juggling babysitters and work hours.

The child care service, which is a vital support for hundreds of local families, will extend its trading by two hours with the service to be open from 8.30am in the mornings and remain open to 4.30pm in the afternoons, commencing 29 August. 

The decision to extend the hours was a direct result of community and parent feedback and the increasing demand for more flexible child care services.

Children's Services testimonial

We always love hearing from our parents and happy clients and were delighted to receive the below note from a parent that utilises Coast Community Connections' Children's Services.

" I have been meaning to email to let you know how happy I am with the Centre and how exciting all the new projects Lynn has implemented! I love all the artwork and especially the ones inspired by Argentina... You should all be very proud of the lovely environment you create for our kids!"