Kinship Carer Services

Our program works with Yol\u families to keep children within their family homes or with close family. 


We work specifically on a grass roots level in Galiwinku community to connect families with the necessary services to keep children within their family homes.  

The program also identifies and develops Yol\u families to qualify to become foster carers to maintain kinship connections and cultural practices.

Indigenous Parenting Program

Our program supports parents and families to look after their children in a culturally safe environment while trying different methods of parenting practice. 


At our program parents can relax in a safe place with other mothers, do some cooking, learn at our education workshop, go on bush trips and much more! We support mothers on how to look after their children and empower them to feel proud of being a strong mother.

Our program includes;

  • Parenting practices from Yol\u and western philosophies, 

  • Healing and well-being in the community

  • Health and hygiene

  • Cultural awareness program

  • Camping

  • Engaging with community stakeholders and services

  • Courses to young mother through Bachelor College and Charles Darwin University on literacy and numeracy and early childhood nutrition and also takes also take camps out on country teaching and learning together responsibility and gurrutu (kinship) connection on Yol\u system.

Family Support Services 

Our Yolngu team will be working with families across communities of  Galiwinku, Milingimbi, Gapuwiyak and Ramingining and their homelands to support families that have been referred to the FSS and will support them on a case management model.



Family support involves providing support and assistance to families to: 

  • help them keep their children safe, at home 

  • reunify children in care with their birth family 

  • support pregnant mothers to grow up healthy and safe children 

  • Include the positive involvement of men as fathers to build and strengthen their connection with their children. 


Family support involves two primary forms of service and support: 

  • providing practical support in the family home and in families’ daily lives to help them build parenting skills and maintain a safe environment for children to grow up at home 

  • Connecting and referring families to the services they need and supporting their progress towards success

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Meet The Team

Galiwinku Team

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Glen Gurruwiwi
Cultural  Protocol Manager

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Verna  Wunungmurra


Tom Wunungmurra

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Hazel Dhamarrandji  

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Jasmine Yunupingu


Quintina Dhurrkay

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Mae Ganambarr

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Mitchell Garawirrtja

Ramangining Team

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Charlie Durrurrnga

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Sofia Gaykamangu

Milingimbi Team

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Kerina Wunungmurra

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Joanne Baker

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Serina Wunungmurra

Gapuwiyak Team

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Edmond Guyula

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Eunice Wunungmurra