YWCA works to eliminate violence

YWCA NSW has been on the frontline for improving gender equality, eliminating violence against women and children and providing safe harbour to women since 1880.

YWCA NSW expanded to Campbelltown in 1999, and in 2007 it secured a site at The Yummy Café and Community Centre at Ambarvale to provide residents with a supportive and safe environment for children, youth and adults to socialise and receive information and referrals to local services

International Women’s Day, Thursday March 8, is a great opportunity to check out the centre. Free activities include:

  • Playgroups for mums and bubs 10am – 12pm
  • Mosaic workshop and succulent swap 1pm – 3pm
  • Million Stars, Star Making station – 2pm – 3pm including afternoon tea
  • Hannah Artistry 2:30pm – 3:30pm

In 2017, YWCA NSW aligned itself to the ‘One Million Stars to End Violence’ campaign as a way of advocating for the prevention of family and domestic violence and raise community awareness. At the centre in Ambarvale more than 500 stars were made by the local community. Each star represents a person’s commitment to practise light, hope, courage and solidarity against all forms of violence in the community. 

For more details about YWCA programs and services contact the Campbelltown office 4628 3300 or look for ywcanswswr or ambarvalecafe on Facebook.

One million stars: Over 500 stars were made and the constellation displayed at the Yummy Community Centre and Café, Ambarvale.

One million stars: Over 500 stars were made and the constellation displayed at the Yummy Community Centre and Café, Ambarvale.