Marra Worra Worra Fitzroy Financial Counselling

The Fitzroy Financial Counselling Service provides a range of help to members such as providing financial support and counselling services to individuals with regard to:
 
  • Banking
  • Tax
  • Small loans
  • Saving needs
  • Accounting services and Budgeting
  • Financial Community Management (networking with other agencies)
  • Superannuation enquiries and payout
  • Negotiation with creditors – loans and credit cards
  • NILS loans (all banking issues)
  • Referrals – legal advice to provide information, DCP, Police Centrelink
  • Water Corp – paying debt and providing education to reduce water bills
  • Department of Corrections – helping clients with family on parole
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Marra Worra Worra Aboriginal Corporation – Community Development Project

Marra Worra Worra has close ties with employers in the Fitzroy Valley and places Job Seekers who are currently on CDP into jobs with employers from the Valley. Marra Worra Worra maintains ties with major employers in the Kimberley and Pilbara regions and facilitates job searches and consults on career development.

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Marooloo Child Sexual Response Service

The Marooloo Child Sexual Abuse Response Service provides support and education to children, individuals, families and communities in Derby.

The program caters to children who have suffered or are at risk of sexual abuse. It also provides education to families and communities.  Although the program operates from a central office, outreach services to communities in the Derby region are provided.

The program operates under the guidance of an Elder Women’s Advisory Group and an inclusive reference group.

Services include:

  • Culturally appropriate counselling and healing for children who are victims of sexual abuse and their families
  • Education, both one-on-one and in groups, that teaches children and their families:
  • How to spot and avoid potential danger
  • How to minimise risk of sexual abuse
  • What avenues are available to them if they are exposed to sexual abuse in any capacity
  • General life skills
  • Training for adults and parents that raises their awareness of child sexual abuse in the wider community, and raises their understanding of its impact
  • Group activities and courses that encourage the community to unite and take responsibility for ensuring that children are not sexually abused
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Marninwarntikura Women’s Resource Centre – Women’s Shelter

The Marninwarntikura Women’s Resource Centre – Women’s Shelter provides:

  • Safe & supported accommodation
  • Intensive support and external referrals
  • Safety planning and access to a range of Marninwarntikura supports
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Kimberley Mental Health and Drug Service – Derby

Kimberley Mental Health & Drug Service 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 – Money Management

Money management services provide practical and essential support to assist local people build longer-term capability to manage their money better and increase financial resilience. The money management service focuses on:

  • Deliver education and intensive coaching in financial literacy and budgeting;
  • Provide use of tools to implement individual and family budgeting and savings, and debt management plans including on-going budget monitoring;
  • Organise related family support and referrals;
  • Assist with accessing financial institutions and financial services information;
  • Deliver education and information sessions relating to Money Management services that meet local community need;
  • Deliver approved money management courses to improve participants understanding of how to manage their money, plan for the future and find out what services are available to them.
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Kimberley Family Violence Team

The Kimberley Family Violence Team can issue a Police Order, help you to get a Restraining Order, find a refuge or alternative accommodation. They can also refer you to support agencies such as Crisis Care, counselling services and legal services such as the Legal Aid Domestic Violence Legal Unit.

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Kimberley Community Legal Services – Financial Help

Financial Counselling: How can KCLS help?

  • Complete a budget with you;
  • Contact other services and agencies to confirm your bills and debts;
  • Call Horizon Power if you are struggling to pay your power bill, and you want Horizon Power to approve you for a government payment towards your bill: the Hardship Utilities Grant Scheme (HUGS);
  • Apply for some of your debts to be forgiven because of your hardship; and
  • Deal with debt collectors.

Centrelink: How can KCLS help?

  • Arranging Centrepay deductions to pay bills and rent
  • helping you understand payments and confirm your entitlements
  • Appealing Centrelink decisions you do not agree with
  • Talking to you about Centrelink in your community

Kimberley Community Legal Service provides an outreach service from Broome to Dampier Peninsula, Derby and Fitzroy Crossing.

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HelpingMinds – YoungMinds

YoungMinds is a program to assist families living in the Kimberley.

The program is aimed at children 0-18 years, who are experiencing emotional difficulties in their lives or are at risk of developing mental health issues.

The service provides free, practical counselling and support for young people and families for up to 12 months, introducing coping skills and how to develop your individual strengths

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Garl Garl Walbu Alcohol Association Aborginal Corporation

Garl Garl Walbu provides Sobering Up Shelter and Derby Night Patrol service for intoxicated people so they can be transported home or to a safe place such as the Sobering Up Shelter facility which provides an overnight accommodation and has four rostered full time workers to assist and monitor customers while sleeping and provide a cooked meal in the morning.

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Find Alternative Accommodation in Shire of Derby/West Kimberley

To find alternative accommodation in Shire of Derby/West Kimberley please visit Fitzroy Crossing Tourism.

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Fitzroy Crossing Hospital

Fitzroy Crossing Hospital provides a 24 Hours Emergency Services department.
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Fitzroy Youth Hub

The Fitzroy Valley Youth Hub provides a safe place for youth (6-25years) to hangout, interact and enjoy a range of afterschool and evening activities.

The Hub presents a space for collaborative service delivery and aims to provide increased access to specialist support for young people of the Fitzroy Valley.

Garnduwa coordinates case management, drop-in, social sporting and holiday programs from the Hub four days a week- including Friday evenings.

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Fitzroy Crossing Service Centre

Services our staff can help you with:

  • Medicare
  • Centrelink

Services you can access using our self-service terminals:

  • Medicare
  • Centrelink
  • Child Support
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Police – Fitzroy Crossing

Fitzroy Crossing Police service Fitzroy Crossing.
 
For emergency call 000.
 
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Police – Derby

Derby Police covers areas Derby, Kimbolton, King Leopold Ranges, Meda, Mount Hardman, Willare.
 
For emergency call 000.
 
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Derby Lodge Motel and Accommodation

Derby Lodge has 35 fully equipped self-contained units. Derby Lodge offers comfortable motel accommodation for those on a budget, some with en suites, others share communal bathroom facilities. Amenities include:

  • Laundry Facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi in common areas
  • Secure Parking
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Derby Service Centre

Services our staff can help you with:

  • Centrelink

Services you can access using our self-service terminals:

  • Medicare
  • Centrelink
  • Child Support
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Derby Youth Centre

The Derby Youth service focus is about developing opportunities for innovative, safe, youth-oriented recreation, leisure and cultural activities. They also offer help to young people with complex needs around issues such as drugs and alcohol, relationships, mental health and abuse. Youth workers can respond to individual crises and offer referral to relevant services.

The Youth Centre offers a comprehensive school holiday program as well as structured activities during term time such as sporting competitions, arts and crafts, music and healthy eating. The centre is equipped with a kitchen, skate park, basketball court, computers, pool table, table tennis table and video games.

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Derby Aboriginal Health Service – Social and Emotional Wellbeing Team

The DAHS Social and Emotional Wellbeing Team provides services that help individuals develop and maintain positive thoughts, behaviours and relationships. This is achieved through a strengths based approach in a person centred environment.

SEWB are a team of health professionals that are dedicated to providing culturally sensitive services for the people of Derby and surrounding Aboriginal communities. Staff are able to help with a wide range of emotional problems including, but not limited to; depression, anxiety, anger, grief, sadness and worry. Services are for all age groups from youth to older members of our community.

SEWB Programs Include

  • Counselling
  • Social Work
  • Youth Support Programs
  • Perinatal Support and Advocacy
  • Men’s and Boy’s Support and Advocacy
  • Social and Emotional Health Education
  • Healthy Workforce Training
  • Community Development

SEWB Group Programs

  • Anger Management
  • Deadly Thinking
  • Hey Dad
  • Shine Girls Group
  • Bodyshop Girls Clinical Service
  • Work–Strengths Program for Employers and Organisations
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