Yorgum offers a unique team consisting of a psychologist and counsellors. The target group are children, male and female individuals and families.
- Child Sexual Abuse Treatment Service
- Family Violence Program
- Community Development
- Grandmother’s Group (reliant on funding)
- Link-Up Service
Yorgum considers that a complimentary part of the counselling work is the need to provide community development and education in an attempt to reduce levels of violence in the community.
The aim of the community development program is to raise awareness about family violence to Aboriginal communities, families and individuals and to develop ways of enhancing the safety of family members. This is achieved by building on the cultural strengths of community, through activities and strategies identified by the community, as relevant and suitable to them.
The Yorgum Grandmother’s Group consists of elders who meet every month. The women come together to do art, craft and yarn. Clients (primarily children) sit in with the group and do art and yarn with them. It is very beneficial to both the women and the clients.
Workforce Support Unit
The Workforce Support Unit or (WSU), is a new addition to Yorgum. The WSU will provide training and support to OATSIH’s Aboriginal funded Social and Emotional Well Being services within the Perth Metropolitan, Southwest, Great Southern, Wheatbelt, Goldfields, Midwest, Murchison and Gascoyne Regions. These services include the Link Up, Bringing Them Home, Substance Use and Mental Health Programs. The WSU will work with a Registered Training Organisation who will facilitate the Training Needs analysis and training for all staff within those services. The WSU will also be responsible for ensuring supervision and support for those staff members and services to meet their individual training needs. The WSU consists of a Coordinator, a Caseworker and a part time Administration Assistant all of whom are based here in the East Perth office.