MCRN is the Mountains Community Resource Network and we are the peak body for community organisations in the Blue Mountains.


Our goal is to lead and support a sustainable community sector in the Blue Mountains by:

bulletpoint10x11teal bringing organisations together 
bulletpoint10x11teal building sector and community capacity, and
bulletpoint10x11teal resourcing, representing and advocating on behalf of the sector at all levels

  • Photos courtesy of Jackie Delaney

    MCRN is committed to Equity and Social Justice.

  • MCRN works to empower the local community by supporting, resourcing and representing community organisations in the Blue Mountains.

  • MCRN supports an inclusive local community and celebrates diversity.

  • MCRN works to develop a resilient community in the Blue Mountains.

  • MCRN connects the local community through networking and supporting community organisations in the Blue Mountains.

Upcoming Sector Meetings

26 Apr 2018 Blue Mountains Community Care Forum
10:00AM - 12:00PM
08 May 2018 CAVA
09:30AM - 11:30AM
09 May 2018 HOPE Interagency
11:30AM - 01:30PM
24 May 2018 Blue Mountains Community Care Forum
10:00AM - 12:00PM
24 May 2018 SFA - School Ready IG
02:00PM - 04:40PM
29 May 2018 BMCI - Blue Mountains Community Interagency
09:30AM - 11:30AM
12 Jun 2018 CAVA
09:30AM - 11:30AM
14 Jun 2018 Mountains Multicultural Interagency
10:00AM - 12:00PM
26 Jun 2018 BMCI - Blue Mountains Community Interagency
09:30AM - 11:30AM
28 Jun 2018 Blue Mountains Community Care Forum
10:00AM - 12:00PM

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Community Sector Jobs


School & Community Liaison Officer, Ability Options, Nepean Region.
Applications close Mon 23 Apr.


Youth Worker, Wesley Mission, Quakers Hill.
Applications close Mon 23 Apr.


Case Worker, Hawkesbury Community Services, Windsor.
Applications close Tues 24 Apr.


Coordinator, Yiriyirimbang Koori Out of Home Care Service, Orange.
Applications close Wed 25 Apr.


Community Manager, Greenwood Childcare Centre, Penrith.
Applications close Fri 27 Apr.


Case Manager, Wesley Mission, Windsor.
Applications close Fri 27 Apr.


Behaviour Support Practitioner/Counsellor, Ability Options, Seven Hills, Mt Druitt, Penrith areas.
Applictions close Sun 29 Apr.


Disability Services Team Leader, Orange City Council, Orange.
Applications close Sun 29 Apr.


Child, Youth & Family Counsellor, LIthgow Information & Neighbourhood Centre, Lithgow.
Applications close Mon 30 Apr.


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Help with Recovery for Residents

If you are affected by the 2013 Blue Mountains bushfires, Blue Mountains City Council on 4723 5000 is the point of contact for all recovery needs.

The Blue Mountains Local Community Recovery website includes information on recovery management, community news, property matters, financial support, support services, business recovery, how to be prepared, contact information and other useful links.  You can also view previous issues and/or join the mailing list for the Recovery eNewsletter.

Blue Mountains City Council also hosts the Blue Mountains Local Community Recovery Facebook page.

Watch clinical psychologist Dr Rob Gordon discuss strategies to cope with stress after an emergency, building trust and confidence in your community and learning to trust your own thinking and actions.

 
 

Dr Gordon has spent the past 30 years working with people affected by emergencies and disasters.  Rob was there in the aftermath of the Bali bombings and Christchurch earthquake, Black Saturday, the Canberra firestorm and, most recently, the Tasmanian bushfires, as well as many other large-scale disasters.  He has advised the Red Cross and governments on how to assist individual people and whole communities as they rebuild and recover.  His first-hand experience has helped many people affected by disasters to understand their reactions to trauma and grief, while his academic papers have contributed to new approaches to community engagement during the critical stages of recovery.