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Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre: Kimberley

The Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre (EDAC) is the peak advocacy organisation in WA and aims to safeguard the rights of ethnic people with disabilities and their families.
They provide individual and systemic advocacy services for people with all types of disability including physical, sensory, intellectual and psychiatric conditions. The service include:
  • Individual Advocacy – to help people with disabilities to have their say and stand up for their rights.                                                        
  • Systemic Advocacy – to influence and secure positive long – term changes in society for people with disabilities.
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Community Disability Housing Program Broome

The Community Disability Housing Program (CDHP) is a program for people with a disability that require significant and
ongoing support to live safely within the community. CDHP does not provide crisis or emergency accommodation.
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Kimberley Medical Centre

Kimberley Medical Group (KMG) is a mixed billing family medical practice in Broome.
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Aboriginal Legal Service of WA Broome

The Aboriginal Legal Service of WA Limited (ALSWA) is a not for profit organisation which provides legal representation and support services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in Western Australia.
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Transitional Housing Program

The Transitional Housing Program will help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with clearing their debt and increasing their savings, achieving a healthy lifestyle, furthering their employment and training opportunities owning their own home or moving into private rental. The Transitional Housing Program will provide their clients with an affordable rental property, along with access to a range of services that focus on employment, education, financial independence, household management and wellbeing. They will work together with their clients to agree their length of stay, and make sure that their clients leave with all the skills needed.
This program is currently offered Kununurra, Halls Creek, Wyndham, Broome, Derby, South Hedland which is operating as Hedland Aboriginal Home Ownership Program
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St John Ambulance Service – Broome

St John Ambulance is responsible for receiving all State-wide emergency triple zero (000) calls requiring ambulance attendance.

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PCYC – Broome

Broome PCYC exists so that disadvantaged children and young people at risk across the Broome region have a safe place to go – somewhere they can feel at home, make friends and do things that young people should do.

Broome PCYC facilitates participation in sporting, recreation, cultural and community programs with an aim to encourage young people to achieve their best in life. The Centre caters to all ages through the provision of recreational activities such as boxing, gym classes and indoor soccer, and also delivers alternate education and diversionary programs.

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Nirrumbuk Aborginal Corporation – Indigenous Employment Program

The Indigenous Employment Program (IEP) helps young people who are seeking work or making the transition from school to work. They primarily work with those who have special learning needs or limited social skills.

They can provide mentoring and support with:

  • Writing resumes
  • Interview techniques
  • Developing skills
  • Finding a job
  • Accessing other employment services
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Nirrumbuk Aboriginal Corporation-Pinakarra Youth Counselling Service

Pinakarra Youth Counselling Service assists youth with case management with one-to-one support, they develop and implement individual case management plans that target key underlying issues and priorities. They mentor and coach the individuals, giving them the confidence to achieve their goals. They continue to provide clients and families with the support they need. They assist youth with:

  • Case management: With one-to-one support, we develop and implement individual case management plans that target key underlying issues and priorities. We mentor and coach the individuals, giving them the confidence to achieve their goals.
  • Ongoing support: We continue to provide clients and families with the support they need.
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Men’s Outreach Service Aboriginal Corporation – Men’s Health and Wellbeing

Mens Outreach Service Aboriginal Corporation (MOSAC) provides a range of support services to men, their families and communities in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.
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Mens Outreach Service Aboriginal Corporation (MOSAC) – Change Em Ways

The Change Em Ways (CEW) program is a federally funded Mens Behaviour Change Program which has been developed within a culturally secure, trauma informed framework for Indigenous men who have been involved in and wish to cease using family and domestic violence.

The program is premised on a number of core values:

  • Safety, Accountability and Responsibility
  • Respect for Country, Culture and Family
  • Strength-based Trauma-informed Healing
  • Support for Women and Children

The CEW program recognises the importance of partner contact during the men’s participation in the MBC process and a holistic approach being central to address and break the cycle of Indigenous Family Violence by engaging the man’s partner, family, children and community.

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Men’s Outreach Service Aboriginal Corporation – Strong Women, Strong Families (SWSF)

The SWSF is a program which provides a safe space for women who have been affected by family & domestic violence (FDV) to come together to reflect on their own understanding and experiences of FDV. Involvement in the SWSF gives the women an opportunity to positively contribute to the men’s program outcome by having:

  • A voice in the men’s behavioural change (MBC) process
  • The opportunity to hold their partners accountable for their use of violence; these women may act as a key accountability and quality assurance measure within the MBC program and provide a means of minimising collusion and increasing accountability of their partners (Stopping Family Violence 2018)
  • An opportunity to become familiar with the program content and expectations of the CEW content so they can support their partner’s anticipated positive behaviour changes A safe space for women to reflect on their own understanding and experience of family domestic violence
  • An opportunity to develop and review safety plans and strategies to ensure their own ongoing safety and the safety of their children
  • Improve and develop their own parenting skills
  • Begin to heal from their own trauma
  • Reconnect with their culture and identity as an Aboriginal woman The SWSF program also includes intensive one to one support and advocacy and post-workshop outreach support. As with the Men’s program there is a strong Social & emotional wellbeing (SEWB) component to the program and an opportunity for cultural immersion and on-country healing activities.
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Broome Aboriginal Short Stay Accommodation

When you need to visit Broome to conduct family and personal business, Broome Aboriginal Short Stay Accommodation (BASSA) is an option that is affordable, safe and secure.

BASSA has 44 units available with single, double and family beds. Twelve of those units have disability access. When you stay at BASSA you will be provided with breakfast and an evening meal.  On site BASSA also offers a laundry, BBQ area, children’s playground and basketball court. The facility has 24/7 security surveillance for your safety and provides a shuttle service into Broome.

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Marnja Jarndu Women’s Refuge

Marnja Jarndu Women’s Refuge provides crisis accommodation for women, with or without children (boys up to 12), who are escaping family or domestic violence.

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Male & Co. Financial Services

Male & Co. is a private financial service in Broome that can assist you in:

  • Wealth creation strategies
  • Superannuation:
  • Self managed, corporate and personal
  • Personal wealth protection
  • Investment strategies
  • Savings and debt management strategies
  • Debt recycling
  • Business solutions
  • Social security entitlements
  • Retirement planning
  • Estate planning Budget & Cashflow
  • Management Superannuation
  • Management Taxation
  • Accounting Personal Insurance
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Life Without Barriers

Life Without Barriers services include:

  • Foster Care
  • Children and Families
  • Mental Health programs
  • Disability support
  • Residential Care
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services
  • Aged Care Services
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Legal Aid – Broome

Legal Aid WA provides a wide range of services for family law and children’s matters. Services include:

  • Legal representation by lawyers for children and young people in the Family Court and in the Children’s Court
  • Legal representation by lawyers in the Family Court, in child protection proceedings in the Children’s Court, and in defended hearings for family violence restraining orders in the Magistrates’ Court
  • Dispute resolution services within family law and child protection proceedings
  • Assistance to both carers of children and those who have to pay child support
  • Needing legal advice or representation with criminal charges
  • Who have been arrested as a suspect by police
  • Wanting help with an appeal against conviction or sentence
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Kimberly and Pilbara Lawyers – Broome

Kimberley and Pilbara Lawyers can provide assistance for a range of matters relating to family law and de facto relationships, including:

  • Marriage, De Facto and Divorce Law
  • Divorce in Australia including preparing and serving divorce papers
  • Legal separation issues
  • Annulment of marriages
  • Spousal maintenance
  • Property settlements
  • Binding Financial Agreements
  • Domestic and family violence
  • Legal representation at Family Court
  • Children’s issues
  • Relocation
  • Parenting orders for child custody and visitation
  • Parental rights, father’s rights and grandparent’s rights
  • Guardianship of children
  • Children’s Court
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Kimberley Mental Health and Drug Service

Kimberley Mental Health & Drug Service (KMHDS) provides specialist mental health services to the Kimberley for all age groups. The service aims to deliver a comprehensive range of high quality, community focused mental health services to residents of & visitors to the Kimberley. KCADS provides assessment, counselling and referral and support to people who are experiencing problems as a result of their own, or someone else’s alcohol or drug use. Participation in KCADS services is voluntary.

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Kimberley Employment Services – Job Active

Kimberley Employment Services can offer you:

  • Experienced local Employment Advisors who are focused on your individual needs;
  • Access to soft skills training and accredited courses;
  • Assistance to prepare a resume, motivational coaching, assistance to improve your interview skills;
  • Use of the facilities in our Broome Office including phone, fax, computers, internet, and newspapers;
  • Employment Advisors who will actively reverse market you to prospective employers;
  • Support and assistance for up 6 months after you start your job.
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