In October 1974 the “Namoi Valley Social Development Board” was formed. A Public Meeting chaired by the Narrabri Mayor, Mr. V.A Muller was held on the 29th of October and from this meeting Narrabri District Community Aid Service (NDCAS) was born. The object of the service was to “assist all people in need, irrespective of class, colour, race or creed”. The service began with local volunteers and a government grant of $500.
NDCAS and its integral role in the Narrabri community has grown and evolved over the past fourty-four years with the changing needs of the Community. NDCAS now encompasses multiple services operating under the one umbrella. They include the Narrabri Neighbourhood Centre, Namoi Toy Library Service, Family & Youth Support Services, Narrabri Homelessness Support Service, Outreach and Education programs, Mental Health Counselling and the operation of the Narrabri Women’s and Children’s Refuge.
The valuable work that NDCAS do stops the fringes of society from fraying further.