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.

Community Sector Jobs


Specialist Domestic Violence Positions, BMWHRC - Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service Team, Lithgow.
Applications close Mon 22 Jan.


Teacher of Community Services, TAFE, Mount Druitt.
Applications close Tues 23 Jan.


Local Coordination PoInt Intake & Referral Officer, Western Sydney Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service, Penrith Women's Health Centre.
Applications close Thurs 25 Jan.


Advocacy WorkerWestern Sydney Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service, Penrith Women's Health Centre.
Applications close Thurs 25 Jan.


Office Administrator, Penrith Women's Health Centre, Penrith.
Applications close Thurs 25 Jan.


Children & Parenting Program Coordinator, Penrith City Council.
Applications close Fri 26 Jan.


Adoptive Carer Assessment & Training/Recruitment & Support Worker, Barnardos, St Marys/Penrith.
Applications close Fri 26 Jan.

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.