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ABOUT

Lithgow Community Project's aim is to assist people to explore options, develop their own goals and conscious decision making processes as well as to connect people to knowledge and services which improve their awareness of broader social issues and how this may impact their life and choices.

ACCOUNTABILITY

We are committed to ethical practice and regular critique of our governance and work

WHO WE ARE

LCP is a community based not for profit organisation managed by a volunteer management committee.  Our service has been a part of the Lithgow community since 1988.  We have knowledge of the community and have developed good working relationships with other service providers to help us meet our clients needs.  

 

Our core funding is received via Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) Specialist Homelessness Services (SHS) and Domestic and Family Violence Response Enhancement (DVRE) programs.  LCP is funded under partnerships with Link Wentworth Community Housing under the Nepean Blue Mountains Tenancy program and with Housing Plus under the Staying Home Leaving Violence program.

 

As well as operating the Lithgow Women and Children's Crisis Centre, in 2023 LCP entered a partnership with Housing Plus and the NSW Government for the delivery of the Lithgow Core and Cluster Program, designed to provide crisis accommodation to women and children experiencing domestic and family violence. 

LCP Organisation Structure

LCP Management Committee

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WHAT WE DO

In practical terms, we support people who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness to achieve safe and stable housing and support women and children to live free from violence and abuse. 

We work from dignity driven, client lead, strengths based, trauma and culturally informed frameworks alongside people.  We consider people’s experience holistically and support them to improve housing, safety, empowerment, connection, health, financial, education and employment outcomes where possible.

LCP’s Practice Framework outlines and integrates the many elements that inform the work we do.

LCP Practice Framework

GOVERNANCE

LCP is an incorporated association with governance and oversight provided by our volunteer Management Committee. 

 

LCP operates within the Specialist Homelessness Services Standards, and obtained Certificate Level Accreditation via the Australian Services Excellence Standards (ASES) in 2023.

 

Quality Family & Community Services (nsw.gov.au)

LCP’s activities are informed by LCP’s overarching principles, our Strategic Plan, annual Operational Plans and the recommissioning expectations of our our funding bodies, all of which are outlined in our Annual Report.

LCP Annual Report

LCP Strategic Plan 2024-2026

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MEMBERSHIPS

LCP are members of and informed by various peak organisations.

 

These include:

Homelessness NSW

Domestic Violence NSW

No to Violence 

EASILY ACCESSIBLE

Provide a timely, person centred and coordinated response.​

INCLUSIVE

Individually tailored and inclusive for all individuals and families 

SUPPORTIVE

Assist clients in the development of skills and the ability to acquire and maintain safe housing.

CONNECTIVE

Foster positive connections to family and community.

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HOPE

A much loved member of the LCP family. Hope provides support and comfort to our staff and clients. If you're in need of some loving affection, drop by and visit Hope.

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