Manning Valley Neighbourhood Services (MVNS) 
resourcing and empowering the Manning Valley community


Welcome to MVNS

Our Vision

A joyous, diverse and inclusive community which celebrates its uniqueness and strengths.

Our Mission

To be a benevolent community development organisation that resources and empowers individuals, groups and the community in the Manning Valley and surrounding LGA's to address issues that affect them.

MVNS provides a range of programs and services to communities of the Manning Valley. We are continually developing new programs and services in response to community needs and available funding. 

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Ice in the Community

Crystal Methamphetamine Education Program

Ice use has serious impacts on people and their communities. Hear from police, lawyers, community and health workers about this critical problem and find out what you can do. Ice leads to serious physical and mental health problems, increases in violent crime, and damages families and communities.

This seminar will answer your questions about ice.

Refreshments and written information available.
For more details RING 6553 5121

Topics covered include:

  • What is ice?
  • Health effects?
  • Treatment and rehabilitation options
  • How Biripi Aboriginal Corporation Medical Centre and Tobwabba Aboriginal Medical Service can help clients
  • Legal implications of ice
  • Legal help available
  • The effect of ice on families and relationships


2pm-4pm, Wednesday, 5 August
Club Forster, 19 Strand St, FORSTER

10.30am–12.30pm, Wednesday, 5 August
Aboriginal Medical Service, 68a Macintosh St, FORSTER


10.30am–12.30pm, Thursday, 20 August
Bushland Multipurpose Centre, Mudford St, TAREE

2pm–4pm, Thursday, 20 August
Manning Uniting Church, Albert St, TAREE

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New settlement services program now operational in NSW

Today marks the first day of the new Settlement Services Program (SSP) for newly arrived migrants, humanitarian entrants and refugees, delivered by the 22-member consortium NSW Settlement Partnership (NSP).

The SSP delivers core settlement support for humanitarian entrants and migrants in their first five years in Australia focusing on activities to assist clients to become self-reliant and participate equitably in Australian society.

Led by Settlement Services International, the NSP comprises 22 organisations* – SSI’s 11 member Migrant Resource Centres and multicultural services, as well as 10 organisations based around the state including rural areas.  

SSI CEO Violet Roumeliotis said: “From today and for the next three years, the partners will deliver settlement services in agreed areas of NSW, under the Department of Social Services’ Settlement Services Program.

“Our members and consortium partners will provide support for eligible clients to promote economic and personal wellbeing, independence and community connectedness. These services can also facilitate pathways to learning English, education and employment readiness.

“For refugee and humanitarian entrants, the new program builds on the foundation services provided by Humanitarian Settlement Services, by delivering services that assist eligible clients to become fully functioning members of society. 

“In delivering the SSP, we look forward to engaging with communities and organisations in our regions,” Ms Roumeliotis said.

Manning Valley Neighbourhood Services Inc is a proud member of the NSW Settlement Partnership.

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