Whilst many Aboriginal people have a good standard of living, there continues to be a gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians in areas such as health, housing, education, employment and community participation.
Along with our government and community partners, we are committed to working towards a better future by strengthening bonds between Indigenous & non-Indigenous communities.
We currently deliver a number of government funded Indigenous services and also self-fund several initiatives including the Indigenous Family Support Service in Lismore and the Learner Driver Mentoring Program on the NSW Central Coast.
Itís all part of our greater goal to provide innovative services which support individuals, strengthen communities and enhance social and emotional wellbeing for all.
Luana Bates, Senior Manager - Community Services
Support for young Indigenous men and women to learn to drive in a safe, responsible way.
Assisting Indigenous people and their families to access a range of mainstream and Indigenous services in their local area.
Easing the pressure placed on families and communities by supporting Indigenous people to access culturally appropriate services.
Support for Indigenous men who have been in contact with the criminal justice system to reintegrate successfully into the community.
Athol with 'Meeting Place' by David O'Brien
The life expectancy of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is lower than other Australians.
Indigenous people traditionally view health as including not only the health of a person, but also the health of the whole community.