CINC was started in 1984. There was a public meeting as there was a public demand for a neighbourhood centre with an initial $500 to start off. We were off and running with the first committee formed. We were community driven. CINC set up home at St Johns Anglican Church rectory, activities commenced with volunteer workers and a volunteer committee.
In 2014, CINC took the hard road of undergoing a massive restructure of the entire organisation. Although a very hard decision at the time, it has proven worthy with the growth of CINC both professionally and within the community we serve and the additional services we provide.
In mid-2020 CINC began expanding into the Disability Support Sector. Our Capacity Building Early Intervention Service was the first program to be launched, with the Key Worker model being the foundation of the program. The program was received positively throughout the community and has grown to capacity within a short time.
Following the success of our Early Intervention Service, we took a leap of faith, knowing that there was a need for choice and control for NDIS Participants in our region. In January 2021, CINC announced that we would be offering day programs and after-school activities for NDIS Participants at our new premises, launching in February 2021.
CINC has a highly educated and experienced staff base that are forward thinking, highly motivated and outward looking. We are qualified in the delivery of Community Services, Youth Work and Psychology.
We are well placed and respected in the community, with a strong track record of working in collaboration with other organisations. We have a variety of networks that we partner with. Some of these are Cowra Shire Council, Cowra Tourism Corporation, Health, Juvenile Justice, Education, Lands Council, Elders Group, PCYC and local area command and Weigelli drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre.
Volunteers are the most important resource our organisation has. People coming and working together for the betterment of our community and themselves is invaluable.
Our volunteers come from all walks of life, each bringing something special to CINC; we hope we provide a meaningful experience for our volunteers as well. We could not achieve what we do in our community, without the enormous contribution of time and skills given so freely by our volunteers.