Ngnowar Aerwah Aboriginal Corporation

2014 finalist

Category A – incorporated organisations

 

“It is important to us that we lead a community-wide response to what is a whole-of-community issue. That requires strong leadership, willing and able advocates and thoughtful solutions.” – Ngnowar Aerwah Aboriginal Corporation

For almost three decades, Ngnowar Aerwah Aboriginal Corporation has delivered crucial drug and alcohol services to the community in Western Australia’s remote east Kimberley region. The organisation is working to strengthen cultural and family ties amongst its clients and community and provides everything from mental health and cultural workshops to music appreciation and pregnancy classes.

Growing from a small tin-shed to a pillar of the community, Ngnowar Aerwah serves thousands of people and has helped to achieve a 35 per cent decrease in domestic violence in the community.

Ngnowar Aerwah is supporting its community to thrive—delivering crucial services, employing passionate people and contributing to the wellbeing of the community.

“This great organisation is innovative in the work they do in providing services to the Aboriginal community in Wyndham.” – Glenda Humes, IGA judge