Nambucca Valley Phoenix
Nambucca Valley Phoenix (Phoenix) started in the 1980’s, as the local Nambucca District Branch of the charity Challenge Foundation. The branch was formed by parents from the community to meet the needs of several local families who had adult children living with an intellectual disability.
It commenced running a day program for people living with disability, and at the time, it was the only local disability service in the Nambucca Valley. In 1986, it established the first business in the Nambucca Shire that supported employment for people living with disability.