Community services

We support our community through housing programs, community development, youth engagement, and programs to prevent and respond to domestic and family violence. Our community services are client-centred, strengths-based, gender and trauma-informed and empower people to help themselves.

Our flexible, innovative and responsive services focus on building skills and providing important resources to individuals and families, to empower vulnerable communities in Canberra.

YWCA Canberra has provided housing support to women and the broader Canberra community for nearly 80 years, starting with the opening of Leave House in Mort St by Lady Gowrie in 1942.

We provide accommodations and support services for people who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, through a variety of programs that take into account our clients’ varied needs.

We also run a charitable property management service, Rentwell.

Find out more about our Housing services.

Our domestic violence support service provides free, confidential, non-judgemental support to help women decide what steps they want to take, and then support them through those steps.

We run a range of community development activities to empower community members and create stronger and more connected communities. Our community development programs include social inclusion activities such as a Cooking Circles group, cultural and social activities, and groups and sessions to build capacity for local families and communities. We have a partnership with CIT and facilitate off-site learning projects, and deliver a Food Hub and Emergency Relief.

Network coordination

Network coordination for the Tuggeranong region aims to develop and promote active relationships across and between the Child, Youth and Family Services Program, all tiers of government and the broader service system including non-government community service organisations and the for-profit sector.

The Tuggeranong Network Coordination aids in the delivery of better outcomes for children, young people and their families through the identification of any unmet need and gaps in service delivery, to promote proactive responses to emerging need and build sustainable collaborative relationships between organisations.

The Network Coordinator for Tuggeranong Region can be contacted Monday to Friday.

Direct Phone: 02 6185 2092 or via the Mura Lanyon Youth and Community Centre 02 6185 2090

Address: 22 Sidney Nolan Street, Conder, ACT 2906

Our team at the Mura Lanyon Youth and Community Centre provides a range of activities and programs to empower and promote community participation in Tuggeranong.

Some of the weekly activities include young mums’ programs, Scouts, playgroups, after school programs, and activities for seniors.

Find out more about our Mura Lanyon Youth and Community Centre.

Our qualified Youth Engagement Team delivers a range of evidence-based programs for young people in Tuggeranong including support for LGBTQIA* young people, casework and outreach, school holiday programs and the YWCA Canberra Clubhouse.

Find out more about our youth engagement services.

Warm Connections Counselling provides individual therapeutic support to families with children and young people aged zero to 15 years. This service offers long-term support to parents, children or young people and aims to strengthen family relationships and improve wellbeing.

Find out more about Warm Connections Counselling.

We have a team of specialists who deliver a range of training and education options that help prevent and respond to violence against women in the community and our workplaces.

To provide feedback on our services, please fill out our feedback form.