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Aboriginal Charity Clubs & Associations in Pilbara Coast

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Clubs Associations in Pilbara Coast


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Ashburton Aboriginal Corporation

This corporation aims to provide a range of services, enterprises and programs that facilitate increased participation in employment and economic opportunities.

  • Type:Aboriginal,Association
  • Charity:Aboriginal

Details

Description

As the Community Development Program provider for the two regions of Hedland and the Western Desert, a large portion of AAC's workforce is focused on achieving this goal. Where real jobs are available, the staff work closely with employers to identify local jobs and  jobseekers to make sure their skills currently meet the needs of employers and follow up with both groups once a jobseeker is employed. AAC staff provide guidance and preparation over induction and ongoing maintenance of the jobseeker in the work role.
Where jobs are less available, AAC supports jobseekers through design and delivery of work-like structured activities that support the development of skills to match jobs when they become available. These activities match community needs so jobseekers can gain a sense of pride from their involvement as well as work skills. AAC also has a number of economic enterprises which can support individual jobseekers. The seeking of economic development is an ongoing focus for AAC as employment opportunities are very limited in many locations.
Participation takes many shapes: as trainees in the workplace, as a jobseeker taking part in a Work Ready program or as a community member who wants to create a healthy and safe community. AAC has a genuine focus on ensuring participation by jobseekers aligns to their interests and also meets the needs of the community.

Bloodwood Tree Association Inc

This not-for-profit charitable organisation provides services to at-risk Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients who are affected by homelessness, alcohol and drug use and unemployment.

  • Charity:Drugs & Alcohol,Employment & Training,Housing & Homeless,Aboriginal
  • Type:Aboriginal,Charity,Association

Details

Description

Our values are reflected in the services we provide, the staff we employ, and the success stories of our clients.

Welcome to Bloodwood Tree Association! Since our incorporation in 1977, Bloodwood Tree have worked tirelessly to advocate for, and support, Aboriginal, disadvantaged, at-risk, and homeless people in Port Hedland and the surrounding communities.

We offer a range of services and support to help you lead a happy, healthy life:

- Alcohol and Other Drug Support Services
- Mental Health Support
- Homelessness support
- Employment and Training (including driver training)

“To assist and encourage members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to keep and renew their traditional culture, whilst establishing greater self-sufficiency through fostering participation in education, employment, training, health services and housing opportunities, including the development of economic projects and enterprises.”

Mawarnkarra Health Service Aboriginal Corporation

This fully accredited healthcare clinic provides medical services to the people of Roebourne across a range of areas.

  • Type:Aboriginal
  • Charity:Aboriginal,Health,Local Community

Details

  • Established:1985

Description

  • Mawarnkarra provides the families of Roebourne with a fully functional and accredited Clinic that treats approximately 3,000 people per year. 

  • They provide a team of health practitioners – including 3 full time doctors plus visiting specialist practitioners in the areas of:

  • Paediatrician (children’s health),

  • Obstetrics/Gynaecologist (for pregnant women),

  • Child and Maternal Health

  • Chronic Disease Management

  • General Physician,

  • Respiratory (lungs),

  • Paediatric Cardiologist (children’s heart),

  • Endocrinologist (hormone doctor),

  • Integrated Team Care and PATS (Patient Journey) / Transport,

  • Ophthalmologist (eye doctor) and

  • Liver Clinic.

  • Mawarnkarra also offers the following allied health services:
    Physiotherapy (help people move better),
    Podiatry (feet),
    Diabetes Education;
    Dietician;
    Psychologist;
    Dentist;
    Optometrist (eyes); and
    Audiologist (hearing/ears).

Meta Maya

This privately owned WA Aboriginal organisation based in the Pilbara Region delivers services based around property management, support and tenancy education, environmental health and many more.

  • Type:Aboriginal,Charity,Association
  • Charity:Aboriginal,Local Community

Details

Description

Pilbara Meta Maya Regional Aboriginal Corporation (“PMMRAC”) is a privately owned Western Australian Aboriginal organisation based in Port Hedland in the Pilbara Region. Since inception, PMMRAC has grown into an acknowledged professional and quality organisation, which delivers value added services. The services we deliver are based around property management, support and tenancy education, environmental health, municipal services and the provision and maintenance of essential services i.e. power, water and wastewater to 29 Aboriginal communities.

Whilst PMMRAC’s experience, is primarily service delivery to Aboriginal communities, it is easily transferred across a range of sectors, to include, but is not limited to, mining, pastoral leases, farming, industry and commercial settings. Our experienced team of professionals and trade staff can tailor a power, water and/ or wastewater solution to suit the requirement of any remote area operation. Our Property Management team have many years’ experience and have the processes in place to organise and manage any number of property portfolios.

This experience places PMMRAC in unique company. There are few companies, if any, who could provide such high quality services in such extreme conditions across 600,000 km².

PMMRAC operates and is committed to high standards selecting our suppliers and people very carefully. We acquire, retain and develop motivated personnel to ensure that the high levels of service we offer are maintained. Our overall strategy is to focus on the delivery of end to end solutions that add immediate value to customers. To support this high quality service delivery we have formed relationships with proven and committed strategic alliance partners that offer niche services and solutions that complement our offerings.

Established processes ensure that the business operates effectively and efficiently. Under a strong leadership team, the focus is on excellence, health and safety and flexibility in the delivery of our services.

Ngarluma Yindjibarndi Foundation Limited

NYFL’s aim is to establish a sustainable future for its members and beneficiaries across social, cultural, economic, health, business and education opportunities.

  • Charity:Employment & Training,Youth Welfare,Aboriginal,Child Welfare
  • Type:Aboriginal,Charity,Association,Non Government,Local Focus
  • Local Clubs:Aboriginal,Arts

Details

  • Employees (FTE):-
  • Established:1998
  • Members:-
  • Volunteers:-
  • Arts:Aboriginal,Youth

Description

The Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi lands in the Pilbara area of WA comprise of over 11,000km2 of vast mountain ranges and gorges, rolling rocky outcrops and rivers, and spectacular coastline. It stretches from the azure waters of the Pilbara coast to the Millstream-Chichester National Park to the south, from around Whim Creek in the east to just west of Pannawonica.

Importantly, these income streams are allowing NYFL to devote increasing budgets towards our constitutional requirements. Our membership has grown from an initial 320 when the Agreement was signed in 1998 to currently in excess of 1800 people – and is still growing.

The Ngarluma Yindjibarndi Foundation Limited is committed to promoting the interests of its beneficiaries, and particularly the Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi people. Driven by a committed and visionary Board, it is developing business activities which provide revenue streams over and above the initial funding stream from our North West Shelf Gas partners, essential to continue to provide assistance as membership soars over 1,800 as at March 2017. These activities also provide training and employment and business opportunities for local people, and present the NYFL brand in a positive sense in front of resource companies, governments at all levels and the broader community.

Yinjaa-Barni Art

This not-for-profit Aboriginal Corporation consists of a group of talented artists who predominately belong to the Yindijbarndi language group and whose ancestral homelands are in the Pilbara region.

  • Charity:Aboriginal
  • Type:Aboriginal,Association
  • Local Clubs:Arts

Details

  • Arts:Aboriginal,Visual Arts
  • Established:2007

Description

BRIDGING CULTURES

Yinjaa-Barni Art, a not-for-profit Aboriginal Corporation, is governed by its own Aboriginal board and run by an executive manager. It consists of a group of talented artists who predominantly belong to the Yindjibarndi language group and whose ancestral homelands are around the Millstream Tablelands in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

In the Yindjibarndi language Yinjaa-Barni means ‘staying together’. At the art centre this finds its expression in the artists’ enjoyment of working together and in their artworks, which, through their visual language, provide a rich and meaningful way of bridging cultures.

The Yinjaa-Barni artists have strong individual styles although all share the common desire to depict what is dear to their hearts – their country, their culture and the plant life that is typical of their region. The older artists have become highly regarded and collected, while the younger painters are quickly making their names. Their artworks have been awarded prizes in regional and national competitions, shown in national and international galleries and have found their way into public and private national and international collections.

Yinjaa-Barni Art is located in a heritage-listed cottage on the main street of Roebourne, a small town between Karratha and Port Hedland in Western Australia’s Pilbara region in the north-west of the state.

A note on spelling: Yinjaa-Barni Art is correctly referenced with a hyphen.

Yorgum Aboriginal Corporation

This corporation offers an autonomous, Aboriginal-specific community-based counselling and referral service.

  • Type:Aboriginal,Association
  • Charity:Aboriginal,Local Community,Mental Health

Details

Description

We provide an environment to enhance the healing process for Aboriginal individuals and their families experiencing emotional distress, and working towards empowerment collectively and individually.

At all times we operate within the framework of Aboriginal Terms of Reference.

Yorgum has taken on the principals of trauma-informed and is working towards being a trauma informed service.

The name “Yorgum” is a Noongar name for a large red flowering gum tree which has healing properties. Aboriginal people have used the gum for many years in the treatment of numerous ailments, including diseases of the eyes.

The name is an expression of the life-sustaining image of the living tree. The deep roots, rising sap, branches reaching to the sky, the shelter given and the home provided to the many forms of life-insects, reptiles, birds and other animals. It is a symbol of connectedness and inter-dependence in the diversity of living beings. This image conveys the philosophy of the Yorgum staff and the way in which they work.

Abuse can be compared to a tree with the root system being affected by some of the factors such as loss of culture, identity, low self-esteem, unresolved cultural traumatic experiences.

The lack of consistent, supportive and loving relationships and the absence of positive life enhancing values are like the soil in which the tree grows. A tree is an organic system. If the whole system is diseased, you can’t just treat one of the roots and expect the rest of the tree to be healthy. You must treat the whole tree as well as the soil within which it grows.

The underlying philosophy is the valuing of our diversity; in different individuals, different families; language groups and people from places who are included and respected; that human differences can be accepted as expressions of our uniqueness and capacity to survive.

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