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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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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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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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James Garnaut Horizon House

James Garnaut Horizon House in Broome provides support for young Aboriginal men aged 16 to 22 years who need long term accommodation and care. To be eligible for the St John of God Horizon House program, you must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Homeless or in need of accommodation and support
  • Aged 16 to 22 years old
  • Willing to work towards receiving a wage or obtaining Centrelink payments
  • Willing to contribute towards their share of rent and utilities – the cost of rent is means tested dependent on income to ensure affordability for all residents
  • Willing to participate in daily activities as agreed in their individual support plan for example school, work (voluntary), courses and counselling
  • Prepared to abide by the no smoking rule
  • No current significant issues with alcohol and/or substance abuse.
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Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service (BRAMS)

BRAMS provides comprehensive, holistic and culturally responsive primary health care and social and emotional wellbeing services to Aboriginal people living in Broome.

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Aboriginal Family Legal Service – Family Law

The Aboriginal Family Law Services can assist people with their family law matters when there are children involved. They will represent clients in the Family Court WA, however much of their work involves helping clients to work out parenting agreements. Here are some things they can help with:

  • Assistance in child matters
  • Negotiating parenting arrangements
  • Family Court applications
  • Recovery Orders
  • Parenting Arrangements
  • Contested & Consent Orders
  • Advice for grandparents and other family rights
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Aboriginal Family Legal Services – Criminal Injury Compensation

If you think you may be eligible for Criminal Injury Compensation you can contact the Aboriginal Family Law Service for initial advice. If you appear to meet the criteria of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme, they can assist you to prepare your application.

In some cases a person can ask for compensation even if they were not the direct victim of the offence. They can assist by:

  • Providing eligibility advice
  • Helping with applications
  • Helping to obtain documents such as medical reports
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Aboriginal Family Law Services – Family Violence Restraining Orders

Aboriginal Family Legal Service assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people live free from family violence and sexual assault. We not only offer free legal services, but community education and early intervention and prevention programs as well.
 
Services offered include:
• Family Law
• Child Protection
• Criminal Injury Compensation
• Family Violence Restraining Orders
• Non-legal Support
• Social Support
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State and National First Nations Services Services

Aboriginal Family Legal Service

Aboriginal Family Law Service assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people live free from family violence and sexual assault. We not only offer free legal services, but community education and early intervention and prevention programs as well.
 
Services offered include:
• Family Law
• Child Protection
• Criminal Injury Compensation
• Family Violence Restraining Orders
• Non-legal Support
• Social Support
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