The Community Resource Network Inc (CRN) was established in 1981 to collectively advocate for the community of Chifley and Greenway and support the community sector organisations that supported that community. In keeping with the historical intention, CRN today maintains a drive for social justice and equity, particularly for the indigenous communities, the vulnerable and disadvantaged.
Founded as Blacktown City Community Services Council
Incorporated as Blacktown City Community Services Network Inc.
Changed its name to Community Resource Network (CRN) Inc.
Registered Charity with ACNC
Endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR)
CRN serves the Western Sydney communities with a focus on the Local Government Areas of Blacktown, The Hills and surrounding LGAs.
The objectives for which the Association is established are:
1. acting as a regional peak body and representation group for, and optimising the collective capabilities of, organisations that provide services to directly alleviate poverty and distress suffered by economically and socially disadvantaged communities;
2. working with, resourcing, supporting and building the capacity of service providers to work together and collaborate on issues affecting disadvantaged communities in the Western Sydney area; and
3. enhancing the level of engagement of vulnerable and disadvantaged communities in the Western Sydney area with the programs and services of service providers which have been established to assist them;
Resilient Communities and organisations that are cohesive, interconnected and self-determining.
To work with organisations operating in Western Sydney, to relieve poverty and distress and address the impacts of all forms of social and economic disadvantage.
CRN is a local peak body providing support to strengthen organisations and services that provide direct benevolent relief to people in need in the community. Our focus is on building a self determining community.
We connect providers and services; building and strengthening referral pathways to better support the community in need.
We build the capacity of our local service providers to be well equipped and supported in their activities.
We collect, review and then share relevant information and key resources across the sector; for service providers to be kept informed.
We act as a representative for local issues/needs affecting those in need within the community; along with the impact on services that support them.
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