KWY began in 2011 with conversations about culture, Aboriginal families, health, and safety.
These conversations happened with Aboriginal Elders from across various communities at small gatherings over several years. Out of these conversions, KWY was born.
KWY was initially focused on Aboriginal men, however KWY has been working with men, women and children since 2015.
Today, KWY is focused on creating a place for change. We provide Aboriginal people, families, and community with cultural services and supports that build positive change. KWY also work with Government, Non-Government organisations and industry to create change in their organisation and business through our cultural consultancy and training services.
Over the last few years KWY have rapidly grown to support over 1000 people a year. KWY support Aboriginal people to stay safe, to thrive and continue to be connected to culture. KWY have experienced great outcomes, such as keeping family together and improving their safety.
KWY’s portfolio has increased to cover domestic and family violence, child protection, youth work, kinship care, disability, mentoring, Aboriginal education outcomes, perpetrator intervention, and cultural training and consultancy.
Cultural ways of healing and engagement are embedded throughout our programs. These provide a unique way of improving outcomes and wellbeing, reducing risk and increasing safety. In turn, this will provide a safe space to encourage reconnection with our culture, our spirit, our community.
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We believe all families can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.
The safety of women and children is at the heart of everything we do. We aim to improve the safety of women, children and men by providing specialist knowledge and culturally appropriate services to break the cycle of domestic violence and stem the flow of Aboriginal children into the child protection systems across Australia.
Employment at KWY
KWY maximises employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by seeking to employ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within all aspects of KWY.
In all ways, KWY gives status to cultural knowledge and learnings to support its practices. This comes from staff, families, Elders and community. This includes cultural mentorship for all staff to support their practice, as we believe that culture is a strength and will support great outcomes for families.
If you are interested in gaining employment with KWY, please email your resume to Admin@kwy.org.au