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Nirrumbuk Tenancy Support

Nirrumbuk Environmental and Health Services, in partnership with the Department of Housing, delivers the Support and Tenancy Education Program (STEP) to the Kimberley region.

Through STEP, eligible tenants can receive education and case management to improve their living skills, independently manage their tenancies, and reduce the likelihood of homelessness.

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Save the Children Kununurra

Save the Children supports young people – particularly those from Aboriginal communities, and migrant and refugee backgounds in Kununurra and Perth – to stay in school, develop safe practices and build resilience to the challenges in their lives.
 
Life can be difficult for young people living in many marginalised communities in Western Australia. They may live in unsafe home environments and experience family violence, which can lead to homelessness, antisocial behaviour, drug and alcohol misuse and unsafe practices.
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Wunan Foundation Pathway to Home Ownership

Wunan’s Pathways to Home Ownership Program caters to Indigenous people looking to purchase or build their own home. The Indigenous Home Ownership Education (IHOME) package, designed by DSS and Indigenous Business Australia (IBA), is provided in conjunction with financial literacy education to improve financial capacity and encourage greater self-reliance, assisting people to build assets, develop savings and commence on the pathway to financial inclusion. The Pathways to Home Ownership Program has successfully assisted clients in Wyndham, Kununurra and Halls Creek purchase their own homes.
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Kimberley Community Legal Services

KCLS is an independent, not-for-profit community legal service providing free legal, financial counselling and tenancy services to financially disadvantaged people in Kimberley. They target low income, disadvantaged, Indigenous and CALD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) clients. Their services include:
 
  • Generalist legal services: advice, information, casework and limited representation in areas of family law, family violence, criminal injuries compensation, credit and debt, tenancy, general civil law
  • Community legal education and law reform
  • Tenancy advice and education
  • Financial counselling
  • Indigenous Women’s Program
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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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Aboriginal Family Legal Services – Kununurra

The AFLS provides legal and community education services for all Aboriginal people who have experienced family and domestic violence or sexual assault, including men, women and children.
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Ord Valley Aboriginal Service

Ord Valley Aboriginal Service provides a comprehensive primary health care service to Aboriginal people in the East Kimberley region. Preventative and public health programs include maternal and child health, women’s health, chronic disease, sexual health and along with the OVAHS Social Support Unit which offers AOD, Mental Health Services, health promotion and education programs in the areas of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders prevention, smoking cessation, chronic disease prevention, childhood health promotion and sexual health. 
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Ngnowar-Aerwah Aboriginal Corporation

Ngnowar-Aerwah Aboriginal Corporation services include: Individual drug and alcohol counselling and group work in the community of Wyndham

  • A 13 -19 week residential rehabilitation service with case management
  • Men’s Shed: Provides men specific health and education programs
  • The Building Solid Families Program: Social and emotional wellbeing counselling service that also provides educational programs within the schools.
  • Sobering Up Shelter: A safe place for intoxicated community members to spend the night.
  • Night Patrol: Picks up intoxicated people from the street, taking them to a safe place
  • Binge Drinking Program. Targeted at youth through musical activities
  • Safe House: A place for women and children escaping family violence
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Kununurra Waringarri Aborginal Corporation – Moongoong Sober Up Shelter

Offers intoxicated people a safe place to sleep the night.  Clients receive two light meals, showers, clothes laundered and are given a bed to sleep.  The Shelter also works in conjunction with the Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Services to offer a monthly clinic for clients where they also have access to counseling.

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Kununurra Waringarri Aborginal Corporation – Social and Emotional Wellbeing

Social and emotional wellbeing is a term used to describe the social, emotional, spiritual, and cultural wellbeing of a person. It recognises that connection to land, culture, spirituality, family, and community are important to people and can impact on their wellbeing. It also recognises that a person’s social and emotional wellbeing is influenced by policies and past events. The SEWB team offers assistance in the form of:

  • Men and Women Yarning
  • Brief intervention
  • Back to Country Healing
  • Deadly Thinking Workshop which is for Aboriginal communities to help in the prevention of suicide, providing the tools to confront core issues
  • Domestic Violence
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Gawooleng Yawoodeng Aboriginal Corporation – Kununurra Crisis Accommodation Centre

Kununurra Crisis Accommodation Centre is open 24 hours.

Provides support and information, counselling and accommodation for homeless women and their children who are victims of mental, physical and domestic violence and abuse.

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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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