The Programs

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Make a Change.
(Family and Domestic Violence Support Services)

The Olabud Doogethu Make a Change program, established in May 2022 in partnership with Department of Communities, initially provides individual counselling and support for men and women who have experienced or been part of family and domestic violence situations. The program will provide frontline services and facilitate counselling sessions as well as support program participants towards behavioural change, and offer supports for those affected by family and domestic violence.

To access the service or make an appointment, or to refer an individual or family, please click on the referral button below, or contact Family Support Worker and Program Support Officer Sr Alma Cabassi via cabassi.alma@gmail.com or call 0419 044 136.

As part of Make a Change, Olabud Doogethu will train local people, beginning with existing staff, then broadening to recruit new, program specific staff, in order to expand the program, and see local people delivering services and supports in their own communities. In building this local capacity, the aim is to be resourced to provide prevention and early intervention activities, delivered in a culturally appropriate manner, and take into consideration familial connections and sensitivities.

Do you need to make a referral?

Please note: referral acceptance and processing times are subject to capacity.

Youth Engagement Night Officers

The Youth Engagement Night Officers provide monitoring and safety for Halls Creek youth and community members during the late evening and early morning hours.

Family Support (Case Intervention)

Olabud Doogethu Family Support Team provide intensive case management and engage and support young people who are at-risk and vulnerable, working alongside the Department of Child Protection and families.

Alternative Education (Mibala Learning On Country)

Mibala ('us together' in Kimberley Kriol) is a culturally-led educational pathway designed by Aboriginal Elders for at-risk youth to re-engage them back into mainstream schooling or job pathways.

Kutjungka
(Community Navigators)

The Kutjungka ('as one' in Kukutja) project is an Aboriginal-led grassroots initiative seeking to improve the livelihoods of remote Aboriginal desert communities of Mindibungu (Billiluna), Wirrimanu (Balgo), Kundat Djaru (Ringer Soak) and Mulan.

Men's Tribal Centre
(Elder's Reference Group)

The Men's Tribal Centre is an Elder's Reference Group initiative that is led by local Aboriginal Elders and community leaders to create a culturally-safe space for young men, fathers and sons and work together towards a brighter future.

Garnduwa: Sports and Recreation Partnership

Garnduwa, the Shire of Halls Creek and Olabud Doogethu have a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to ensure an ongoing commitment to youth recreation in Halls Creek through service provision.