On Thursday 4th August we held our Women & Children’s Centre Open Day on Gadigal Land in Waterloo to celebrate our new and improved space!

It was so special to have such an amazing turn out to see our new, improved space and hear more about our work. We loved seeing so many people who have been connected to the Women & Children’s Centre for so long, and welcoming new people from the community.

This space is for women and children. Every detail has been designed and considered with our clients and community as the focus and with a commitment to creating a place that makes people feel safe, calm and supported. This is a space that our women and children deserve. Our Weave Women & Children’s Centre is a place where the oldest living culture on the planet and the owners of our land are not just acknowledged but celebrated.

We are so proud of the history of this building which has always been a safe space for women and children, and domestic and family violence has always been at the core of the work done here. Our CEO, Siobhan Bryson, worked as a domestic violence and housing caseworker here 30 years ago and that important work to keep women and children safe and support families to thrive is still going.

On behalf of Weave we’d like to say thank you to everyone who came and joined us for our Open Day event. We are so proud to share our space with you and hope to welcome you again soon.

Thank you to Women NSW, Mirvac, Koskela, Bunnings Randwick, Ngumpie Weaving, Kinyalerrk and Kalari Art, Ecre / Stitch Coffee, Let’s Go Surfing and Accor Australia for your contributions to the space.

Thank you to Aunty Calita Murray for opening the day with an Acknowledgement of Country and Eric Brown, Harry Whitton, our Weave staff and the young men who performed a smoking ceremony to cleanse the space. Thank you to Ngumpie Weaving for holding space for women to weave in our beautiful upstairs room.

Find out more about our Weave Women & Children’s Centre here.