The Engage to Change project is a pilot project, funded under the NSW Office Of Women through NSW Health for a three year period. The successful Mid North Coast tender was awarded to Kempsey Families Inc the lead agency in a consortia based application in partnership with Port Macquarie Hastings Domestic and Family Violence Specialist Service Inc and Warrina Domestic and Family Violence Specialist Services Limited in Coffs Harbour.
A NEW domestic violence pilot program to change the behaviour of men who commit family and domestic violence is being trialled on the Mid North Coast. The new program will include a targeted early intervention and prevention project aimed at raising awareness of the impacts of violence against women and engage primary school children in emotional health and wellbeing activities. The NSW State accredited “Engage to Change MNC” domestic violence Men’s Behaviour Change Program will be delivered into Kempsey, Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie over the next three years.