Welcome to the Youthie!

About Us

Legal Name: Nowra Youth Services Incorporated

Trading Name:         Nowra Youth Centre

Also known to young people as “The Youthie”

  • Nowra Youth Services Inc. became incorporated in 2003 and is located at 132 Kinghorne Street, Nowra NSW  2541 at the Nowra Youth Centre.

 

  • This service works from the Nowra Youth Centre and is a not- for- profit, non-government organisation managed by a Centre Manager and a volunteer Management Committee. The centre’s building is owned by Shoalhaven City Council and we are a community based organisation for young people between the ages of 12 to 18 years and 19 to 24 years.

 

  • Young people are able to access the Nowra Youth Centre during the following program times –
  • Our Admin Hours, Drop In Program Hours or our School Holiday Program Hours depending on your age. (check out age limits below).

 

  • Admin Hours – cater for young people aged 19 to 24years- By providing assistance with support, advocacy and referrals.
  • Drop In Program – caters for young people age 12 to 18 years.
  • School Holiday Program – caters for young people aged 12 to 18 years.

Our service provision encompasses and welcomes young people from all backgrounds and circumstances.

We are committed to providing a vision to enhance the quality of experience by creating an accessible, non-threatening, non-judgemental fun and interesting service offering activities to educate guide and enlighten young people.

Nowra Youth Centre’s activities also provide a platform for Young people to feel safe, included and respected. Youth are encourage to engaged in Youth Centre activities and during these activities young people and youth workers are able to breakdown communication barriers and build a repour and respect, this  enables Youth workers to support and guide young people to make the right choices by offering suggestions to utilise alternate technique such as talking instead fighting to assist young people with their actions and their emotions, feeling and everyday issues to empower self-esteem, self-awareness, respect, self-worth, confidence and  all the while undertaking and creating masterpieces.

 

 

Staff Profiles

Janet Atkins

Nowra Youth Centre Centre Manager/Youth Worker

Janet began working at the Nowra Youth Centre back in 2008 as the centre cleaner, since  then she has  obtained credential in Business Management, Youth Work and Children’s Services.

 Janet commenced her position as Centre Manager in April, 2014 since that time she has worked with a variety of  community organisations to make a difference in the lives of young people, she  is very approachable and takes the time to listen to the concerns and needs of our young people, she is a  passionate Indigenous women who strives to provide a supportive and safe place for  our young people in the Nowra/Shoalhaven community.

When not working at Nowra Youth Centre In her spare time Janet enjoys gardening, watching movies, cooking, going to the beach and art & craft activities.

Favourite Animal: Dolphins.

Kimberley Watt

Nowra Youth Centre – Youth Worker

Kimberley has been with the Nowra Youth Centre for 10 years in different roles. She started as a work place student, became a Youth Worker, then a Night Patrol Worker and office bearer Secretary of Nowra Youth Services Inc. and is currently working as the Nowra Youth Centre Youth Worker.

Kimberley love’s being a youth worker as she feels that she can make a difference to a young persons life no matter how big or small. You will find that Kimberley is quite approachable and non-judgement type of person. She can be a humorous person at times and you will sometimes hear a roar of laughter comeing from Kimberley or her randomly singing a song. Kimberley can also be very serious and helpful to any youth when needed.

Kimberley also runs an Art and Craft group and loves to show youth different things that she has learnt that week.

When Kimberley is not working at the Nowra Youth Centre in her spare time she is either reading a new book on her E-Reader, doing some craft, playing with her pet dog who is the cutest dog ever!!, watching movies and catching up with friends.

Kimberley’s favourite flower is the Daisy

Our Vision : Young People feel safe and supported to explore their potential.

Our Mission: To work in a strengths-based and values-driven way, to provide a safe and accepting space and support where needed.

Our Values: Diversity, togetherness and respect. Individual express and acceptances. Empowerment, encouragement  and growth – Supporting independence, sharing wisdom.

Donations

Nowra Youth Centre welcomes all donations of financial assistance for program and equipment.

If you have a specific item in mind in which you would like to donate to this organisation please contact Centre Manager on 02 44221988. All donations are greatly appreciated

Nowra Youth Centre

Admin Hours

Mon: 10am – 4pm
Tue: 10am – 4pm 
Wed: 10am – 4pm 
Thurs: 10am – 1pm
Fri: 2pm to 4pm 

Drop in Hours

Mon: Closed
Tue: Closed
Wed: Closed
Thurs: Closed
Fri: 5pm to 8:30pm
Sat: 5pm to 8:30pm

(C) Nowra Youth Center

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