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Building social resilience in Ballina
September 2020
A unique partnership to address important social issues in Ballina has formed with local community service provider Momentum Collective becoming a business partner with the Rotary Club of Ballina-on-Richmond.
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Brothers fundraise guitar to be donated to Momentum Collective
August 2020
Now people accessing their mental health support services will also have access to a new electric guitar thanks to a donation by brothers Sid and Zain Constantine.
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Homelessness Week 2020
August 2020
Janelle Saffin MP and Lismore Deputy Mayor Darlene Cook both signed the Social Housing Pledge that supports building 30,000 social housing units over the next four years to help end homelessness.
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Online Forum – Keeping women and children safe in their own homes
June 2020
Keeping women and children safe in their own homes is the focus of an online forum being held next week (17-18 June). The Staying Home Safe forum, hosted by Momentum Collective, will bring together workers, researchers, experts and government representatives from the domestic and family violence sector in New South Wales.
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Funding boost for domestic and family violence programs during COVID-19
May 2020
Momentum Collective today welcomed the NSW and Commonwealth Government announcement of a funding boost to Domestic and Family Violence services in response to COVID- 19.
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Community lending a helping hand during COVID-19
April 2020
CEO Virginia Walker speaks with ABC radio about The Cove Cafe in Ballina, who are providing free meals to people in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Read the article featured in the Echo here
Concern for Tweed’s domestic violence victims
April 2020
Momentum Collective CEO Virginia Walker said women and children experiencing domestic and family violence are at greater risk during the COVID-19 pandemic due to longer periods of enforced isolation and heightened anxiety.
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Oak Centre reopens in Casino
February 2020
The Oak Centre Community Hub in Casino is a multi-purpose space for community and everyone is invited to celebrate the grand opening of the refurbished space and the launch of the Healthy Towns Community Action Plan in Casino.
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A sporting chance for children impacted by family violence
December 2019
Children on the Gold Coast impacted by family and domestic violence will benefit from a new pilot program that allows them to continue to participate in a sporting or recreation activity with all fees and equipment paid for.
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16 Days of Activism Against Domestic Violence
November 2019
Yamba River Markets saw the launch of the Clarence Valley Domestic & Family Violence Committee’s 16 Days of Activism Against Domestic Violence.
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Housing must be a priority in mental health reform
November 2019
As the CEO of a leading regional community service provider of housing and mental health services, I welcome the inclusion of housing and homelessness as a focus in last week’s Productivity Commission mental health report.
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Cassy wins inspiration award
November 2019
Cassy, who lives with a disability and receives NDIS supports from local not for profit Momentum Collective, has worked hard to overcome extreme shyness and anxiety to join activities-based support group Club Latitude.
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Momentum Collective welcomes Productivity Commission mental health report
October 2019
Momentum Collective CEO Virginia Walker, said the report highlights the need for substantial reform of the approach to prevention and early intervention for mental illness and suicide. Ms Walker said she welcomed the Commission’s recommendation for investment in services beyond health, particularly in relation to housing.
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Momentum Collective Recogniton Awards
October 2019
The achievements of those who work in and have experienced domestic violence, mental health, disability and community housing across the Northern Rivers were recognised at the 2019 Recognition Awards last night.
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Mental Health Month
October 2019
Tweed locals turned out in force to support Mental Health Month celebrations. Momentum Collective joined with local organisations Wellways, New Horizons and Open Minds to provide information, support and entertainment for the community.
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Homeless Connect
September 2019
Homeless Connect events in Ballina (3 October) and Lismore (10 October) will shine a light on the growing homelessness crisis in the Northern Rivers and raise community awareness of the issue.
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Baking treats for firefighters
September 2019
Members of Momentum Collective’s Abilities and Wellbeing cooking group in Casino have been doing their bit for the community by helping to support local firefighters.
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Hard hitting truths in Clarence Valley during Homelessness Week
August 2019
Last week was National Homelessness Week and a coalition of Clarence Valley organisations are making sure the issue affecting so many local residents is front and centre.
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A safe haven providing a solution to women in need
July 2019
A splendid idea for used camping gear
July 2019
Local not-for-profit Momentum Collective together with Splendour in The Grass put out a call pre-festival to collect unwanted camping gear from punters to be given to rough sleepers in the region.
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Unique partnerships transforming lives of people living with mental illness
July 2019
Momentum Collective has teamed up with the University of Newcastle’s Department of Rural Health to help people recovering from mental illness rebuild their lives and connect to their local community.
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Commonwealth Bank lends a hand
June 2019
Thank you to the Ballina & Coolangatta Commonwealth Bank branches, who each donated $500 to Momentum Collective. 
Coolangatta Commonwealth Bank Manager Laura Dent said she found out about Momentum Collective when she saw a flyer for an art exhibition earlier this year. “I saw an art exhibition flyer for Club Latitude and I said to my colleagues that it would be good to support the program.”Ms Dent said the timing was perfect because the bank had pledged to donate $500,000 nationally to recognise organisations that make a difference in local communities. “Each branch was allocated $500 to donate to local causes. Our team voted to support the great work of Momentum Collective,” she said.
Photo left to right: Virginia Walker CEO Momentum Collective, Billy Club Latitude participant, Vanessa Brown Community Support Manager Momentum Collective, Amber Commonwealth Bank representative.
Richmond Valley women and children receive support to stay home and leave violence
May 2019
With the Richmond Valley experiencing one of the highest rates of domestic violence in NSW, an innovative domestic violence program will help women and their children in the region remain in their home, free from violence. Local not-for-profit Momentum Collective has been awarded a three-year contract to deliver the NSW Government’s Staying Home, Leaving Home program, which focuses on keeping women and children safe to stay at home, but leave the violence.
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Disability Expo Ambassador has talent to burn
May 2019
When the organisers of the Gold Coast Disability Expo 2019 invited Renee McAlpin to perform at the opening ceremony she happily agreed. When they contacted her again to ask her to be the 2019 Ambassador she was delighted.“The Expo is a really great opportunity for people to get the information they need and to open their eyes to what is out there,” she says.
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Landlords urged to help tackle Northern NSW housing crisis
May 2019
Local not-for-profit Momentum Collective is calling on landlords to help tackle the housing affordability crisis in Northern NSW, with new research revealing just a quarter of rental properties in the region are affordable for people on low incomes.
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Disability Royal Commission
April 2019
Momentum Collective, a long-standing provider of disability and mental health services, welcomes the establishment of a Royal Commission into the abuse and neglect of people with disability.
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