Nyugumba Men’s Program
Who We Are
The Nyugumba Indigenous Men’s Program aims to reduce family violence within the Raymond Terrace, Port Stephens, Karuah and Newcastle areas.
We provide intensive case coordination therapeutic work advocacy work for Indigenous men who use violence as well as their partners and children
Intensive case coordination
This takes place over a period of at least six months, wherein we work with Indigenous men and their families to develop ways of meeting their needs and achieving their goals.
We work with partners and children to develop safety plans for when violence occurs.
Indigenous men’s programs
We both facilitate and refer to other agencies that facilitate mental health and behaviour change programs for Indigenous men who use violence
Additional programs for partners and children
We both facilitate and refer to other agencies that facilitate wellbeing programs for partners and children experiencing family violence
To be eligible for the Nyugumba program an individual must:
Be of aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, or have Aboriginal or Torres Strat Islander family
Be in a situation where violence is or has been present in the home and/or have recent contact with the child protection or justice system