Emama Nguda Aboriginal Corporation (ENAC) successfully manages a government Housing Management Contract for the West Australian Department of Housing (DoH).
As part of this contract, ENAC manages over 100 properties in communities throughout the Derby/Malarabah Region. This includes establishing and maintaining tenancy agreements, rent collection, tenant’s liability provisions/charges, property inspection and condition reports.
ENAC also has responsibility for the management and provision of repairs and maintenance.
Intensive Family Support Program
The Children and Schooling Programme was developed by NIAA to provide intensive support to disengaged students and their families to enable them to be able to build a safe and stable family and thereby creating a platform for the kids to achieve a higher standard of education at school. Additional focus is on the physical and mental health of the participants. The programme addresses the barriers that are contributing to the low attendance such as domestic violence, alcohol abuse and criminal activity. The programme supports the creation of healthy routines around diet, school attendance, career planning and a greater focus on goal setting.
ENAC provides individual student support through one on one mentoring and coaching and Intensive Family Engagement which includes working closely with the families and implementing engagement plans that include referrals to other services.
Derby Youth Night Patrol
Originally funded in December 2020 for 12 months by WA Police, the Department of Juvenile Justice continued to fund the program from January 2022.
The patrol operates Wednesday night through to Monday morning (9 pm – 3 am each night) and consists of two indigenous female officers, two indigenous male officers and a full-time program coordinator. All night patrol officers are well respected members of the Derby community and offer sound knowledge of the community’s dynamics regarding the youth and families.
Our patrol officers are committed members of this close-knit community and strive to support the youth of Derby in a positive manner. Many youths who utilise DYNP already have established, positive relationships with our patrol crew and this genuinely allows for positive engagement. There is a great amount of trust and respect from the youth towards the patrol staff and the involved youths often say that DYNP bus is their safe place. When adults approach the bus, the youth are not shy in informing adults that this is for youth only! This suggests a sense of pride held by the youths involved in the program and also leaves our patrol members feeling proud that they are able to make a small difference in the lives of these kids.
Although there is still much to be done in the Youth at Risk space, Derby Youth Night Patrol are proud of their contribution towards the reduction in youths on the streets and youth crime
Kabayji Booroo Hostel
Kabayji Booroo Hostel
Lalgardi Enterprises was established in 2013 with the sole purpose of being able to offer employment opportunities to local indigenous people. Our services are designed to build the capacity of our Indigenous workforce and to meet the service needs of the broader community.
ENAC was the first in Australia to commercially farm giant freshwater prawns, or jarramba. These creatures have long been an important source of food for Aboriginal people in the Kimberley region, and as such, ENAC translated their traditional knowledge and connection into a profitable and sustainable commercial aquaculture project.
A community-led initiative which is perpetrator-focused and operated in conjunction with Anglicare with the aim being to support family safety, combat domestic violence in Derby and to provide individual and group work sessions.
1 Swain St, Derby
PO Box 513, Derby, WA 6728
Telephone: 08 9193 1600
Facsimile: 08 9193 1700
Email: [email protected]