Supporting Mothers: The Nurtured Village Story

Building a Stronger Community

In the heart of Port Macquarie, an extraordinary initiative is making a significant impact. The Nurtured Village Port Macquarie is a grassroots charity providing vital early parenthood support.

From its modest beginnings, it has evolved into an invaluable resource, offering hope and assistance to families within our community and across Australia.

What is The Nurtured Village?

More than just a charity, The Nurtured Village is a compassionate movement that actively champions the prevention of maternal mental health disorders.

In 2019 Emma Gray founded The Nurtured Village in Brisbane following the birth of her daughter Mabel. Emma recognised the immense value of practical assistance, empathy and shared experiences. With a mission to cultivate a nurturing environment specifically tailored for young families, Emma embarked on a transformative journey to bring her vision to life.

How Does The Nurtured Village Operate?

At the heart of The Nurtured Village’s mission lies their monthly hamper initiative, a tangible symbol of care and support for struggling mothers in the Port Macquarie area. Families within the community who could benefit from support are also invited to nominate themselves each month. Whether it’s a single mother needing a helping hand or a family facing unexpected challenges, all nominations are welcomed.

After nominations close, a recipient is randomly selected, ensuring fairness and inclusivity. From there, the community springs into action! Rallying to donate items ranging from home-cooked meals and baby essentials to small gifts and vouchers. No contribution is too small. Every gesture of kindness makes a meaningful impact on the lives of those in need.

How Can You Get Involved?

The beauty of The Nurtured Village lies in its inclusivity and community-driven spirit. Whether you’re a local eager to lend a helping hand or a business looking to make a difference, there are numerous ways to get involved.

  1. Nominate a Family: If you know of a family within the Port Macquarie area who could benefit from support, don’t hesitate to nominate them for a hamper.
  2. Donate: Contributions come in all shapes and sizes, from homemade meals to essential items and services. Contact the local branch coordinator Casey Whitehouse, to arrange donations or inquire about specific needs.
  3. Spread the Word: Share The Nurtured Village’s mission within your social circles and encourage others to join the cause. Whether through word of mouth or social media, every share helps amplify the impact of this vital initiative.
  4. Volunteer: The Nurtured Village thrives on the passion and dedication of its volunteers. If you’re eager to make a difference in the lives of local families, consider offering your time and skills.

The Nurtured Village shines as a beacon of compassion and support in a world where parenthood can sometimes feel overwhelming and isolating.

Their unwavering commitment to maternal mental health and community cohesion has led to the creation of a haven. Mothers can find solace, empathy and a sense of belonging there.

Let’s continue to nurture the village and build a brighter future for families in the Port Macquarie area.

For more information or to get involved, visit The Nurtured Village Port Macquarie’s Facebook Group, email, or explore their website at

Join the village today and become part of a community dedicated to supporting mothers and spreading kindness, one hamper at a time.