Yaama – Welcome to the Winanga-Li Family Centre

Our mission is to build strong children, strong families and culturally strong communities. We provide support, advocacy and opportunity to help you thrive!

Our staff are based in Gunnedah, Quirindi, Narrabri, Tamworth and Lightning Ridge, and we work with communities all across regional NSW.

Programs

ABORIGINAL FATHERS PROJECT

Our Aboriginal Fathers Project is a holistic support for Aboriginal families expecting a baby or with young children. The Aboriginal Fathers Project aims to provide these children with the best start in life. Our Aboriginal Fathers Project builds parenting skills and promotes safety within a childs home, family and community. Activities available to support you and your family include:

  • Connecting families to local service providers
  • Community events
  • Advocacy and support
  • Parenting programs
  • Family capacity building

Activities and supports are available to families across the Gunnedah and Narrabri local government areas.

The Aboriginal Fathers Project is a Targeted Early Intervention initiative funded by the Department of Communities and Justice.

Inclusive Communities

Inclusive Communities aims to build accessible, connected communities with equal opportunities for people all abilities, needs and backgrounds to participate and engage. 

We aim to ensure each activity is tailored to suit the community it is delivered in, and partner with local community groups and service providers to build the capacity of each community to identify and meet its own needs.

Activities include:

  • Kids Clubs
  • Women’s Groups
  • Community Events
  • Cultural Education 

Our staff are located in Gunnedah, Quirindi, Tamworth, Narrabri and Lightning Ridge. Activities are delivered across 16 local government areas in New England, North West and Central West NSW. 

Our Inclusive Communities program is funded by the National Disability Insurance Agency for Information Linkages and Capacity Building – Individual Capacity Building. 

JUSTICE SUPPORT

Justice Support aims to support people with a disability, suspected disability or mental illness who have had contact with the justice system to access the support and guidance they need to reconnect with community and culture and get back on track.

Activities include:

  • Assistance with post-release transport
  • Transport to residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation
  • Support to engage with housing, mental health and community support providers
  • Support to comply with bail or parole conditions
  • Assistance to engage with the NDIS or disability support services

Support is available to people on bail, a good behaviour bond, a suspended sentence, currently serving a sentence, or on parole. People outside of this eligibility can be referred through Department of Communities and Justice, Community Corrections, NSW Police, Aboriginal Legal Aid or Gunida Gunyah.

Our Justice Support program is funded by the National Disability Insurance Agency for Information Linkages and Capacity Building – Individual Capacity Building.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Renew 21 is a FREE women’s health and fitness initative designed to help you stay healthy and motivated while being COVID-19 safe. We have partered with Beck from Get Fit With Beck, who is sharing her experience in delivering in home eating and exercise plans. This program is tailored to be inclusive of culture and ability. If you are located in the Gunnedah, Quirindi or Narrabri areas and want to kickstart your healthy lifestyle, then register now!

Positions are limited. Call Renee on 0402 086 444 today!

Funded with support from Hunter New England Central Coast Primary Health Network (HNECCPHN)

 

community partnerships

Winanga-Li partners with organisations and volunteer groups to deliver a range of community projects which support and strengthen Aboriginal children, families and communities.

Some of the initiatives we have supported include local sporting teams and NAIDOC events.

To request support for your project, complete the Community Partnership Enquiry at the end of this page. 

 

Click on the map to find out which services are available in your area!

 

Contact Us

 

Winanga-Li Aboriginal Child & Family Centre
12 Hunter Street Gunnedah, NSW 2380
Ph: (02) 6743 0999
Fax: (02) 6743 0998
Email: reception@winanga-li.org.au or elcadmin@winanga-li.org.au