Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Services

Information to help you connect yourself with the correct services

It has been over 40 years since policy shifted away from the forced removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. However the policies of forced removal have left a legacy of trauma and loss that continues to affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, families and individuals. 

Disconnected from family, culture, heritage and their land, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who themselves have experienced the out-of-home care system now struggle to parent with limited understanding of who they are and where they come from, commonly with poor or absent parenting role-models. Family Inclusion in the Hunter is committed to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents and linking them in with services that can meet their needs. 

Services specialising in supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Families: 

Muloobinba Aboriginal Corporation

Family support, emergency support and OOHC.

Yudhilidin

Support for mental and social wellbeing

YARN Psychology Services

Help coping with everyday life and stressful events

Aboriginal Outreach Services

Connecting you with local community and services

Wandiyali

Out of home care assistance 

Wiyiliin Ta Counselling Team

Mental health, emotional and behavioural support

Birra-li Aboriginal Birthing Service

Culturally appropriate support and education during pregnancy, after birth and for children

Nikinpa Aboriginal Child and Family Centre

Early education and care service for children aged from 6 weeks to 6 years

Warlga Ngurra Women and Children's Refuge

Crisis accommodation for ATSI Women and children escaping from domestic violence

Aboriginal Hostels Limited

Accommodation for Indigenous Australians who need to be away from home to access life-changing education, employment, health and other services

Awabakal Ltd

Primary health care, aged care, children and family services

Indigenous Women’s Legal Service

Free confidential legal information, advice and referrals for women in NSW with a focus on family law, domestic violence and sexual assault

Durungaling Hostel

Accommodation for Indigenous people who need to be away from home for a range of reasons

Northern NSW Aboriginal Tenants Service

Information on rights as an Aboriginal tenant

Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES)

National Aboriginal recruitment and group training company

Wonnarua Nation Aboriginal Corporation

Representatives of the Wonnarua people

Worimi Conservation Lands

Provide public access and promote safe and sustainable recreational and commercial use of the land

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