Waminda (South Coast Women's Health & Welfare Aboriginal Corporation) is a Not-for-Profit organisation in Nowra, South Coast of NSW and have been in operation for the past 33 years.
We are a holistic service, providing women and their Aboriginal families an opportunity to belong and receive quality health and well-being support. Our key focus is to provide tailored strength based care.
We provide a unique, accepting, healing place that is culturally safe and takes account of differences in experiences, ways of communicating, values, kinship, families and insight into healing and recognise the impact of trans-generational trauma, history and experiences on current life situations of women and their Aboriginal families.
Our services have continued to grow over the years, and now employ over 70 employees working from our new Kinghorne Street main hub and locations in Terara, Ulladulla and Nowra surrounds. The employees working from these locations come from many different walks of life and bring together a unique set of skills and knowledge to the organisation.
These skills and knowledge are utilised in a wide range of programs offered at Waminda. We have teams of case managers who provide intensive support for drug & alcohol, family & parenting, domestic & family violence, sexual assault, justice health and mental health.
At our Kinghorne Street location we have a full accredited clinic where clients can see Aboriginal Health Workers, nurses & midwives, GP's, attend health checks, develop chronic disease/mental health care plans and gain relevant health education in a culturally safe and welcoming environment.
Health and wellbeing workers run regular gym and exercise sessions for Waminda clients, including nutrition advice and assistance to quit smoking.
We also have workers who focus solely on healing programs, providing counselling and natural therapies, cultural programs, healing on country, and engaging in yarning circles and art projects.
This is just a snapshot of the full range of services delivered by Waminda. We are committed to providing as much support possible, as we walk alongside the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women of the South Coast who are shaping their own lives and journeys.
Your donations will benefit a large community of worthy and wonderful women and their families, by creating a culturally safe environment to access our services and a sanctuary where they can simply 'be'.
Our Waminda family and clients will be forever grateful for your support. No amount is too small!
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