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About Riverlink

Empowering Lives, Enriching Communities

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Who we are

Riverlink is a community-based not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to working closely with individuals with disabilities (participants), their carers, and families. We understand the unique needs of each individual, and our services and activities are thoughtfully curated based on the valuable insights and feedback we receive from our participants and carers. Our goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment where participants can socialize, have fun, and develop valuable skills. We also recognize the importance of respite for carers, allowing them to take a break from their caring responsibilities. In addition to our direct services, we actively strive to connect participants and their families with other relevant services and support in the community.

How we started

Riverlink was founded in 1987 by a group of proactive parents who had children with disabilities. Recognizing the need for respite care and engaging activities for their children, these parents formed a support group. When they couldn’t find an existing service to meet their needs, they took the initiative to apply for funding from the NSW State Government and create their own service. As many of these families lived near rivers, which brought them a sense of community, they named their service Riverlink.
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Our strategic direction

Today, Riverlink’s name has taken on a metaphorical meaning as we serve communities across the West of Sydney and the Hills District. For over 36 years, Riverlink has been committed to listening and responding to the needs of our participants. Our purpose is to support participants and their carers by providing relevant services that enable their active participation and inclusion in society. We offer social outings that help develop essential social skills, community access programs that increase confidence, and life skills development that promotes appropriate behaviors and independence. Collaborating closely with participants, carers, and families, we aim to create a society that values and includes participants, ensuring they can thrive and lead fulfilling lives.

Our team and commitment

At Riverlink, our office staff, field staff, and volunteers are passionate about their roles and provide quality professional support to meet the specific needs of our participants. We understand the importance of cultural awareness and the diverse skills required to cater to the needs of our community. Our team continuously strives to deliver compassionate, person-centered care, ensuring that the services we provide make a positive impact on the lives of our participants and their families.
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Join us on the Riverlink journey

We invite you to join us on the Riverlink journey of empowerment, inclusion, and growth. Together, we can create a society that values and supports individuals with disabilities, enabling them to thrive and contribute to their communities. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can support you or your loved ones on this journey.