* Turning 40 and Having a Ball!





This year the Central Coast Community Women’s Health Centre turns 40. The centre was established in 1976 in Gosford and since then the not for profit organisation has established premises on Maidens Brush Rd Wyoming, and has two outreach centres at Wyong and Woy Woy.

To celebrate its 40 years, the Centre is holding a ball at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Terrigal on Saturday 19th March 2016. The ball also celebrates International Women’s Day with its theme of ‘Stepping it up for gender equality’ and is part of the calendar of IWD events being held on the Coast.

“The services that we provide to women today are very similar to the services that were first provided 40 years ago”, Manager Xylia Ingham said.

“These services include a specialist women’s health clinic, individual counselling, group work, information and referral, health promotion, and drop in facilities at all three centres. Childcare is available for women when attending the centres.

“After all these years we maintain our feminist approach and continue to advocate on matters important to women’s health and equality”, she said.

Central Coast Community Women’s Health Centre is one of 21 Women’s Health Centres in NSW, many of which have already or are turning 40 in the next few years, as most were established on the back of second wave feminism in the 1970s.

“The organisation receives some funding from the NSW Government however the three centres have to manage waiting lists for counselling and for clinic appointments as the demand for our services is higher than our resources can provide. One aim of our 40th anniversary ball is to raise funds to provide additional hours of childcare.” Said Ms Ingham.

The Centre invites past members, workers, clients and volunteers to be part of the celebrations. Contact Xylia Ingham on 43372203 for more information.

Follow the Central Coast Community Women’s Health Centre’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CCCWHC40years for updates on the Ball.

Media contact: Xylia Ingham mob number 0417 064 655