Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Services

It has been over 40 years since policy shifted away from the forced removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. However those policies have left a legacy of trauma and loss that continues to affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, families and individuals. Their children continue to be removed at higher rates and they spend more time in out-of-home care which is more often with carers who are not Aboriginal or Torress Strait Islander.

Disconnected from family, culture, heritage and their land, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples – many who themselves 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. FISH is committed to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents, families and communities and linking them with programs and services to meet their needs and rights.

Services specialising in supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Families and Communities

First Nations Women’s Legal Service Contact Liine

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

Aboriginal Legal Service

Legal Services

Warlga Ngurra Women and Children's Refuge

Crisis accommodation for ATSI Women and children escaping from domestic violence

Nikinpa Aboriginal Child and Family Centre

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

Aboriginal Maternal Infant Health Services (Hunter New England Health)

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

Family Services

Family support, emergency support and OOHC.

Durungaling Hostel (Lambton)

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

Wiyiliin Ta Counselling Team

Mental health, emotional and behavioural support

Primary health care, aged care, children and family services

NSW Aboriginal Tenancy Advice and Advocacy Services

Information on rights as an Aboriginal tenant

Out of home care, family preservation & restoration  assistance

Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES)

National Aboriginal recruitment and group training company

Worimi Conservation Lands

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

Assists families in need

Assists families in need

Representatives of the Wonnarua people

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