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Safe Children. Strong Families. Supportive Communities.

About Us

Governance

The Kempsey Families Inc. governance team comes from the local community and provides external skills and support to the Executive Team.

We believe the key to a functional organisation is in having sound governance with clear and transparent processes.

The Kempsey Families Inc. governance team (the Management Committee) comes from the local community and provides external skills and support to the Executive Team.

The Management Committee contributes expertise and insights from the legal fraternity, NSW Health, education, community connectivity, the Aboriginal community, all with a deep connection and commitment to the Macleay Valley, NSW.

They meet bi-monthly and have ongoing email communication. The Management Committee ensures that:

  • there is consistent reporting
  • contractual obligations are fulfilled
  • there is financial due diligence
  • industrial and HR requirements are met
  • Workplace Health and Safety is continually monitored
  • ongoing maintenance of our workplaces are rigorously reported, reviewed, upgraded, or renewed.

We are also a member of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), who are the national regulator of Australian charities.

About Us

Partnerships

Kempsey Families Inc. has formal and informal partnerships at a local, regional, and state level.  Partnerships are often formed in response to a common goal, service gap, identified need within community, or with clients themselves.

Kempsey Domestic Violence Monitoring Committee

Funded by Women NSW, Kempsey Families Inc. has held the auspice for this Committee since the early 2000s. The goal is to unite government, non-government and community in addressing issues of domestic violence, specifically violence against women and children through a feminist framework.

It's OK on the Macleay

It’s OK on the Macleay was started by Baylin’s Gift in 2017 in response to the national plebiscite of 2016 that asked Australians “Should the law be changed to allow same sex couples to marry?” This plebiscite and the ensuing debate in the Australian Federal Parliament led to the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey, a national survey designed to gauge support for legalising same sex marriage in Australia. The survey was held via postal service between 12 September and 07 November 2017.

The government would only change the law if the plebiscite showed there was public support for same-sex marriage. Same-sex marriage had been banned in Australia since 2004 when the Howard Government changed the Marriage Act to define marriage as between a man and a woman only.

The “Yes” vote won in all states, with the majority of Australians voting in favour of legalising same-sex marriage.

It’s OK on the Macleay is an annual event that celebrates diversity and fosters LGBTIQ+ inclusion in the Macleay Valley and wider Mid North Coast community.

Other Partnerships

* Kempsey Children’s Services
* Kempsey Neighbourhood Centre
* MIIMI Aboriginal Corporation
* TAFE NSW Kempsey
* Staying Home Leaving Violence
* (SHLV) Regional State Forums
* Headspace
* Kempsey Shire Council
* NSW Health
* NSW Police
* Macleay Valley Vocational College
* Men’s Behaviour Change Network
* Burrun Dalai
* Blue Sky Community Services
* Lifetime Connect
* Schools as Communities
* CWA
* Durri AMS
* Legal Aid NSW
* Home Start
* People with Disability Australia
* Domestic Violence NSW
* FaMS
* NSW Corrections
* Regional Lovebites Committee
* Regional LGBTIQ Plus Forum
* Kinchela Boys Home
* Macleay Options
* Education Centre Against Violence
* Lilli Pilli Ladies
* SWR Quilters
* Baylins Gift

"Our vision is for a safe, equitable and inclusive society where children,
families and communities are safe, healthy, resilient, and connected."

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We need your help

Kempsey Families welcomes your support of our programs and community events.

This extra support enables us to continue providing services to women, children, young people, families, and men who are experiencing domestic violence, parenting challenges or other complex issues impacting their capacity.

We are a deductible gift recipient, with all donations over $2 tax deductible.

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Registered Charity

We are a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC)

Our Funding

We are funded by the NSW Department of Communities and Justice.

How to contact us

Our Main Office Location
21 Verge Street, Kempsey

Phone: (02) 6563 1588

Our Vision

Our vision is for a safe, equitable and inclusive society where children, families and communities are safe, healthy, resilient and connected.