Many young people who are in Out of Home Care feel like they do not belong – they feel alienated because of skin colour and lack of involvement within the Aboriginal community. Mentoring is designed to proactively engage our kids to encourage a sense of belonging and connection to culture and the environment.
The lack of culturally sensitive programs and services is a major barrier to seeking appropriate treatment for social health and wellbeing. So, we’ve organised Shoalhaven Koori Women’s and Men’s groups – with transport available on request!
Did you know that suicide rates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is twice that of non-Indigenous Australians? We co-hosted a community roundtable for the National Suicide Prevention Project!
Aunty Iris McLeod is a respected elder who played an instrumental part in breaking down the barriers within mainstream and community controlled services, for the improvement of health outcomes for Aboriginal people.
The South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation is pleased to advise that we now have a fully operational Needle Syringe program for our clients and the community.
The social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB) team have been busy this May! To celebrate Sorry Day (May 26th) we hosted our second walk across the Shoalhaven Bridge in Nowra, walking from the Old Bomaderry Children’s Home in Beinda (acknowledged as the “Birth place of the Stolen Generation”) to Harry Sawkins Park. We joined together with community members, elders and representatives …
For the past 6 years for National Youth Week the HIV & Related Programmes Unit(HARP) from the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District have put out an Expression of Interest to youth services to create a dress made out of condoms, which has affectionately come to be known as ‘Connie’ over the years. This year HARP supplied a $100 Spotlight gift …