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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.

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

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.”

Bundiyarra Aboriginal Community Aboriginal Corporation

This dedicated team is working to offer programs and resources to help improve Social, Cultural, Economic and Community Engagement for Aboriginal people in the Midwest, Murchison and Gascoyne regions.

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

Details

  • Established:1992

Description

Since Incorporation in 1992, Bundiyarra  has set up a modern, professionally run community and administrative centre.  Bundiyarra Aboriginal Community Aboriginal Corporation currently employs 18 staff in a variety of positions to achieve the organisational outcomes.

Bundiyarra is currently offering the below list of services;

Coordinate Aboriginal involvement in activities and social events
Provide services to Aboriginal people including Accountancy,  Environmental Health & Welfare,  Housing, Community Services,  Human Resources (employment and training)
Provide Administration to Aboriginals looking towards developing in a business capacity to become self supportive
Facilitate a stable meeting place that embraces all aspects of Aboriginal traditional and culture
Deliver the Bundiyarra - Irra Wangga Language Program across 275,282 square kilometres
Deliver Wajarri Language Classes
Deliver Environmental Health Program across 151,469 square kilometres
Deliver Connecting Cultures - Cultural Awareness Training to improve working and living with Aboriginal people
Deliver the Work Experience Landscaping Program in partnership with The Salvation Army and Employment Plus
Community Garden Project in partnership with the City of Greater Geraldton, Go Gero team
Assist a multitude of government and other organisations by providing a Fee for Service to deliver accurate information on languages in the Midwest, Murchison and Gascoyne regions and
Maintain and develop the list of existing services and programs that are currently available at Bundiyarra.

David Wirrpanda Foundation

To improve the outlook for Aboriginal Australians we must work together to reduce the gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in our society. We can achieve this by empowering and building capacity among Aboriginal people and their communities.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Aboriginal,Education & Training,Food

Details

Description

<p> The Foundation exists to improve the quality of life for Aboriginal people by promoting strong role models and healthy life choices. This is the basis for all of our mentoring programs. The focus is to increase the retention of Aboriginal students in school, and improve their life choices after leaving school by encouraging further study or entry into the workforce.</p> <p> The Foundation now employs 18 fulltime and 18 part time role models and has a team of dedicated volunteers. This year has seen DWF staff and role models undertake a variety of training to ensure quality delivery of our programs. Mentors have completed Senior First Aid, Food Cents course, Certificate 3 in Drug and Alcohol Counselling training, Suicide Prevention training, Nuts and Bolts, Moorditj Training (sexual health) from Family Planning WA.</p> <p> The Foundation has a dual responsibility to not only develop and deliver its program but to build capacity amongst the staff.has established six successful programs in Perth, regional areas in Western Australia as well as in Victoria and New South Wales.</p> <p> Since commencing operations in 2005, the Foundation has established six successful programs in Perth, regional areas in Western Australia as well as in Victoria and New South Wales.</p>

Fair Game

Fair Game's mission is to engage under-serviced Australian communities through unique health education and fitness programs and recycled sports equipment.

  • Charity:Aboriginal,Mental Health,Refugees,Sport & Recreation
  • Type:Aboriginal,Volunteer,Charity
  • Local Clubs:Aboriginal,Sports

Details

  • Sports:Basketball

Description

<p> Fair Game Australia is a health charity with an innovative approach to reducing inequality for under-serviced Australians via recycled sports equipment.</p> <p> The DGR charity is an award winning grass-roots volunteer lead organisation making significant impact for thousands of Aboriginal and CALD Australians each year across remote and urban communities.</p> <p> We have three core programs delivered by youthful volunteers in partnership with communities.</p> <p> Vision: To enable all Australians to have access to the benefits of healthy choices through recycled sports equipment.</p> <p> Values: Fit & Healthy Communities, Inspiration & Education, Teamwork & Leadership, Sustainability & Recycling</p> <p> Target Populations: CALD Communities (migrants, refugees), Indigenous Australians, Low SES Australians, Mental Health Sufferers, Chronic Disease Sufferers, Adolescent Females</p>

Foodbank Western Australia

Foodbank is the largest hunger relief charity in WA. It provides support for thousands of disadvantaged families each month.

  • Type:DGR 1 Status
  • Charity:Aboriginal,Child Welfare,Education & Training,Emergency Relief,Environmental,Family,Food,Local Community,Mental Health

Details

Description

Foodbank WA works to ease the suffering of those people affected by prolonged hunger.

In partnership with food donors, and more than 900 community groups, welfare agencies and schools, it provides nutrition support to in excess of 68,000 Western Australian's each month.

Prolonged hunger is a leading health issue. Sufferers are vulnerable to a range of health issues including compromised immunity, reduced bone density and poor organ health.

Children and seniors are most at risk. For children, poor and inadequate nutrition can lead to learning and growth problems and lead to a life of unfulfilled potential.

Foodbank WA has developed nutrition programs to assist people in need with choosing and preparing healthy foods. 

It's School Breakfast Program is the the largest in Australia. Currently operating in 432 schools extending from Kalumburu to Warburton to Esperance the program supports more than 16,000 students benefit each week.

The Foodbank WA network extends from the state head office in Perth into regional centres in Albany, Bunbury, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie-Boulder and Peel.

Foodbank WA welcomes volunteers and regularly has groups of corporate volunteers attend to assist with its vital work.

To join the fight against prolonged hunger visit www.foodbankwa.org.au of call (08)9258 9277.

 

Geraldton Street Aboriginal Corporation

  • 9921 2890

The Geraldton Streetwork Aboriginal Corporation is an award winning Youth organisation and is recognised as one of the most efficient and proactive youth programs in the Mid West Region of Western Australia.

  • Type:Aboriginal,Club,Charity,Association
  • Local Clubs:Aboriginal
  • Charity:Aboriginal,Youth Welfare

Details

Description

Amongst many other programs GSAC exists to reduce the incident of Juvenile crime by providing counselling and programmes for the social development of youth by providing clients with emotional support and promoting desirable skills and values.

GSAC is governed by an all volunteer Board of Directors.


GSAC operates on two sites- the town based youth centre in Eastward Road, and Gunnado
Farm 5 klms east of Walkaway. GSAC owns Gunnado freehold and has done so since 1993.

In 1987, in response to a community need to address the perceived problem of numbers of
youth, perceived to be mainly of Aboriginal descent, being on the streets in the CBD area and the potential connections with disturbances and/or street crime,community volunteers would walk the streets to talk with the young people present. Two youth councillors were then funded
by the Federal Department of Employment, Education and Training.

This program has expanded and continues today. Every Thursday five staff will drive out to the CBD to engage with the children, providing food and fun.

Ignite Basketball

Drug Aware Ignite Basketball is an intervention for young people engaged or at risk of engaging in anti social and criminal behaviour.

  • Type:Club,Aboriginal
  • Local Clubs:Aboriginal,Sports
  • Charity:Aboriginal,Sport & Recreation

Details

  • Sports:Basketball
  • Established:2011

Description

<p> Operating at times and in areas of high youth crime, we offer the opportunity for young men and women to keep regularly active, develop leadership skills, gain formal qualifications and work with positive role models for a brighter future.</p> <p> Our coaches, youth workers and volunteers employ an approach to facilitation that caters to the specific needs of the individual, allowing for tailored goal-setting and a greater chance of success.</p> <p> Ignite Basketball works with its young men and women to build abilities in themselves that can benefit career, relationships and every day life. With a combination of individual mentoring and group coaching, participants combat low self-esteem, insecurities and low confidence while learning effective public speaking, basketball coaching, group control, anger management and conflict resolution.</p> <p> Small and achievable goals are set and achieved on a regular basis, keeping individuals focused and progressing towards bigger and better things.<br /> When ready, the participants can then move on to formal coaching, refereeing and administration qualifications that creates a solid foundation and employment anywhere in Australia.</p> <p> Finally, we turn over the responsibility of running the Ignite Basketball session to our new coaches who work closely with younger participants and continue the mentoring cycle.</p> <p> Ignite Basketball is dedicated to and inspired by the life of Jude Ryder Montgomery.</p> <p> Delivered by the Save the Children.</p>

Indigenous Community Volunteers

Indigenous Community Volunteers (ICV) is a registered charity and non-profit organisation committed to closing the gap on Indigenous disadvantage and promoting reconciliation. We work in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to improve quality of life, health, and social and economic wellbeing in the community.

  • Charity:Local Community,Aboriginal
  • Type:Charity

Details

Description

We work in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to improve quality of life, health, and social and economic wellbeing in the community.

Volunteering can be a life changing experience.

You’ll be amazed how your skills can be used. Imagine writing grant proposals, improving computer systems, addressing environmental issues, or teaching people to sew. All skills are valuable, whether from a profession, trade, or even a hobby.

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.

Murchison Region Aboriginal Corporation

This not-for-profit community-managed organisation provides long-term housing for Aboriginal people and their families in the Mid-West and Gascoyne Regions.

  • Type:Aboriginal,Charity,Association
  • Charity:Aboriginal,Housing & Homeless

Details

  • Established:1986

Description

Murchison Region Aboriginal Corporation (MRAC) is a not-for-profit community managed housing organisation that has been providing housing opportunities for Aboriginal people in the Mid-West and Gascoyne Regions since 1986. Based in Geraldton, MRAC provides long term housing for Aboriginal people and their families residing in these Regions.

National Trust of Australia (WA)

The National Trust of Australia is a community-based, non-government organisation, committed to promoting and conserving Australia's indigenous, natural and historic heritage

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Aboriginal

Details

Description

The Australian National Trust movement was established in New South Wales in 1945 by Annie Wyatt who, along with a group of other citizens, raised community consciousness of widespread destruction of the built and natural heritage in Sydney.

The National Trust movement quickly spread across Australia with the other States establishing National Trust offices throughout the 1950's and 60's. The Northern and Australian Capital Territories were the last to establish a National Trust in 1976. Each State and Territory National Trust is fully autonomous entity in its own right responsible for managing its own affairs.

Collectively the organisation owns or manages over 300 heritage places (the majority held in perpetuity), manages a volunteer workforce of 7000 while also employing about 350 people nationwide.

The National Trusts are the only conservation organisations in Australia concerned with all aspects of heritage, natural and cultural, tangible and intangible. We are the pre-eminent independent community bodies that promote conservation of and access to Australia’s unique natural, cultural and Indigenous heritage.

We rely heavily on community support generated through membership subscriptions, sponsorship, donations and bequests, property admissions and retail sales. Of the collective total operational revenue generated by the organisation less than 10% is sourced from government
 

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.

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

Details

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

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.

Ngnowar Aerwah Aboriginal Corporation

Ngnowar Aerwah Aboriginal Corporation in Wyndham located in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia, provides alcohol and other drug treatment and rehabilitation programs to community members.

  • Charity:Drugs & Alcohol,Education & Training,Employment & Training,Local Community,Aboriginal
  • Type:Aboriginal,Charity,Association

Details

Description

<p> Ngnowar Aerwah Aboriginal Corporation is a team of Australian Aboriginal people working with the guidance of dedicated experts offer East Kimberley support services in the way of a sobering up shelter, residential rehab, co-morbidity program, Jardamu safe house and Men's Shed.</p> <p> Services provided include education, employment and training and personalised support.</p>

Northampton Old School Community Initiative

Northampton Old School Community Initiative Inc (NOSCII) is a community centre for Aboriginal residents in Northampton and district.

  • Charity:Employment & Training,Health,Information & Referral,Local Community,Mental Health,Youth Welfare,Aboriginal,Education & Training
  • Local Clubs:Aboriginal,Arts,Youth
  • Type:Aboriginal,Volunteer,Charity,Local Focus

Details

  • Employees (FTE):-
  • Government:Local
  • Arts:Aboriginal,Youth
  • Established:2006
  • Members:-
  • Volunteers:-

Description

We provide all kinds of assistance in the community, with art and creative content running through all our projects. We actively seek and promote opportunities for highly visible, positive cultural expression in the community we live in and are particularly focused on youth wellbeing. We are a registered charity delivering annual appeals, emergency relief, family support and employment assistance.?

What we are proud of:?

Employing Aboriginal people and finding employment opportunities for many since 2006.

Continuing and thriving as a regional organisation focused on delivering services to the community.

Increasing cultural recognition through creative projects.

Bringing people together through an Aboriginal community centre since the Shire invested in the process in 1991, operating autonomously as NOSCII since 2006.

Helping to reduce juvenile crime through creative programs that offer strong identity and cultural outcomes for young people.

Helping our kids start school earlier, stay on at school longer and go on further.

Developing artist pathways through skills development, innovative programs and participation in external events.

Providing advocacy for local families in areas such as housing and health.

Read Write Now Adult Literacy Program

46% of the adult Australian population has problems with everyday functional literacy. If you can read this, perhaps you can help an adult to read.

  • Charity:Employment & Training,Family,Local Community,Aboriginal,Education & Training
  • Type:Charity

Details

Description

Read Write Now has operated in Western Australia for over 40 years.  The program trains and supports volunteer tutors to work one-to-one with adults who come from all walks of life and who want to improve their reading and writing skills. 

  • Some run their own businesses
  • Some need additional skills for a promotion
  • Some are unemployed
  • Some are TAFE students needing help with courses
  • Some are parents who want to read to their children, assist with homework or correspond with the school.

There should be no shame attached to problems with literacy, yet many people have suffered humiliation.  Read Write Now provides a flexible learning environment where confidentiality is assured.

There are volunteers throughout the metropolitan area and in some regional centres throughout WA.  If you would like to be a volunteer in this program or you know someone who would benefit from the assistance offered, call 1800 018 802 or check out the website at www.read-write-now.org

 

The Clontarf Foundation

The Clontarf Foundation exists to improve the education, discipline, self esteem, life skills and employment prospects of young Aboriginal men and by doing so, equip them to participate more meaningfully in society.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Aboriginal,Local Community,Sport & Recreation

Details

Description

 

Using the passion that Aboriginal boys have for football allows Clontarf to attract the boys to school. But it is not a sporting program.

Each Clontarf Academy, formed in partnership with the local school, is focussed on encouraging behavioural change, developing positive attitudes, assisting students to complete school and secure employment. Fundamental to this, is the development of values, skills and abilities that will assist the boys to achieve better life outcomes.

Through a diverse mix of activities, the full-time, local Clontarf staff mentor and counsel students while the school caters for the educational needs of each student.

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Since opening its first Academy for 25 boys on the campus of the Clontarf Aboriginal College in Perth, Western Australia in 2000, the Foundation has grown rapidly and has been consistently successful.

We now cater for approximately 2,800 boys in 54 schools across Western Australia, Northern Territory, Victoria and New South Wales.

UnitingCare West

UnitingCare West is a community services agency of the Uniting Church that touches the lives of tens of thousands of Western Australians every year.

  • Type:DGR 1 Status
  • Charity:Aboriginal,Disabilities,Drugs & Alcohol,Family,Fundraising,Housing & Homeless,Mental Health

Details

Description

UnitingCare West is a community services agency of the Uniting Church that touches the lives of thousands of WA families and individuals each year.

UnitingCare West provides a diverse range of holistic programs which enable those most in need in the WA community to belong and thrive. UnitingCare West operates over 35 community service programs from 17 sites across WA, reaching as far north as Merriwa and as far south as Great Southern. UnitingCare West’s innovative and creative services seek to work in partnership with and meet the needs of those most disadvantaged and marginalised in our community to create justice, hope and opportunity for all. UnitingCare West’s work is based on the values of empathy, respect, inclusiveness, integrity and commitment

Programs include: accommodation for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness; community based recreation and respite for carers and people who are living with a disability; community engagement and social inclusion; community mental health; crisis accommodation and transitional housing; a day centre for marginalised individuals and people experiencing homelessness; financial counselling and emergency relief; family preservation and re-unification; foster care for children and young adults; food rescue and food provision; group and transition homes for adults who are living with a disability; housing support for people experiencing mental health challenges; peer support for young people; regional and rural support for young people with diverse sexuality and gender; transition and re-entry support for ex-offenders; as well as a women’s refuge.  In addition, UnitingCare West runs The Warehouse Café, an activity for social benefit where participants from UnitingCare West’s Community Options program are given opportunities for community connection, building life skills, training, and the possibility to move into open employment. 

Wesfarmers Limited

Wesfarmers is committed to supporting communities through funding, sponsorships and in-kind support.

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

Details

Description

WESFARMERS AND THE COMMUNITY

We will make a positive contribution to the communities in which we operate.

For more than 100 years, Wesfarmers has been actively involved in the community. With its first origins as a farmers’ cooperative in 1915, Wesfarmers has long held the belief that to have a healthy business, you must have strong, vibrant communities in which to live and work.

Wirrpanda Foundation

The Wirrpanda Foundation aims to improve the quality of life for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians across our three pillars of education, employment and health.

  • Charity:Education & Training,Employment & Training,Fundraising,Sport & Recreation,Aboriginal
  • Type:Aboriginal,Charity

Details

  • Employees (FTE):26
  • Established:2005

Description

<p> The priority of the Foundation remains employing local Aboriginal role models who are empowered to build capacity in their own communities.</p> <p> Since commencing operation in 2005, the Foundation has maintained its focus of improving the quality of life for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by promoting strong role models and healthy life choices. The Foundation has established a number of successful programs in Perth, regional Western Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, ACT, and Queensland, and in doing so, has reached over 35,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of all ages.</p> <p> The main focus of each program is to improve the life outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by targeting areas at specific stages of their lives.</p> <p> The success of the programs relies heavily on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mentors developing, delivering and managing these programs. The Foundation celebrates Aboriginal culture as one of the longest surviving in the world and aims to advance Indigenous Australians beyond their current health, education and employment standards.</p>

Wungening Aboriginal Corporation

Wungening's mission is to heal Aboriginal people's mind body and spirit.

  • Type:Aboriginal,Charity,Association
  • Charity:Aboriginal,Drugs & Alcohol,Health,Mental Health

Details

Description

<p> Wungening seeks to provide culturally secure and holistic programs and strategies that inform, educate and address the harmful effects of alcohol, drugs and other substances on individuals, families and communities that strengthen the mind and body, and heal the spirit.</p> <p> In 1988 a group of forty local Aboriginal people met to discuss their concerns that mainstream services were not responding effectively to the needs of Aboriginal people in the area of alcohol and substance abuse. A decision was made to set up an Aboriginal service that catered more appropriately to Aboriginal needs. The service became known as the Noongar Alcohol and Substance Abuse Service Inc (NASAS) and was incorporated in 1989. By 1993 NASAS had purchased an office and program facility base in East Perth from where it conducted counselling, family intervention, community development, education and drug awareness programs and always in the context of “our people’s needs are our major priority”.</p> <p> The Board of Director made the decision to put forward a special resolution to the members in 2015 to consider a name “Wungening Aboriginal Corporation”.  This was endorsed by the Board and members.</p>

Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation

This corporation protects the interests of the people and their country and provides them with a range of professional services, such as legal services for native title claims and heritage protection.

  • Type:Aboriginal,Charity,Association
  • Local Clubs:Aboriginal
  • Charity:Aboriginal,Financial & Legal

Details

  • Established:1999

Description

Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation (YMAC) is the native title representative body for traditional owners of the Pilbara, Murchison and Gascoyne regions of Western Australia. There are over 25 traditional owner groups represented by the corporation, which protects the interests of the people and their country and provides them with a range of professional services, such as legal representation for native title claims and heritage protection services.

One example of the types of services YMAC provides is the work they have carried out facilitating discussions between the Nyangumarta traditional owners and the Marine Policy and Planning Branch of the Western Australian Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) on an environmental planning and conservation project for the Eighty Mile Beach area. DEC is researching future marine parks and reserves along the Pilbara Coast.

The Nyangumarta people have been teaching DEC staff about their connection with their country and the cultural importance to them of sacred sites and ceremonial activities. The Nyangumarta have a phrase—‘Ngalpa warran, ngalpa marrngu’ or ‘healthy country, healthy people’—that captures their fundamental philosophy. After discussions with DEC about the future of the coastal strip, the importance of protecting their cultural sites, stories and songlines was seen as a key component of any marine park proposal in the area. The program has also raised awareness among the Nyangumarta people of the planning process for any marine park proposal.

The chief executive officer of YMAC, Simon Hawkins, said, ‘This is a great example of genuine consultation with Traditional Owners. It’s encouraging to see Government realising the value that Traditional Owners bring to environmental planning.’

This is just one example of the work undertaken by YMAC. Incidentally, the name of the corporation comes from the word for Aboriginal ‘man’ in the Murchison and Gascoyne regions, ‘yamatji’ and the word for Aboriginal people ‘marlpa’ by some traditional owners in the Pilbara region.

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.

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

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