Supporting First Nations Clients
Jarrah House has established, and continues to work hard at, having a strong foundation for First Nations Women.
Our programs are designed with culturally safe inclusion and methods of healing for women and children while residing at Jarrah House. This includes having two First Nations Health Workers full time as well as a First Nations Childcare Workers.
At Jarrah House, our Model of Care ensures the client sits at the center of her treatment experience. Our goal is to continuously support the health and human rights of First Nations women and children; a fundamental requirement to close the gaps in high need areas.
Each client is assigned a Care Manager and, where culturally appropriate, works in collaboration with the First Nations Health Worker at the beginning of treatment to enable effective service coordination and support during her time in residence and beyond.
OUR COMMITMENT TO RECONCILIATION
Jarrah House’s commitment to reconciliation is practically expressed through our Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), which was formally endorsed by Reconciliation Australia on 15 June 2023. You can see our RAP on the official website here.
Banner photograph: Yurora (full of life) – The artwork by Shannon Foster and Jay Foster (2018)
“Yurora is the product of a unique collaboration between two generations of D’harawal eora (Sydney) women and their relationship with local Country.
The mixed media work tells the story of the interconnections between all things and the ways in which the water in the streams, the roots in the earth and the blood in our veins are all governed by the same lore, and are reliant upon each other for survival and protection.
The work has been created using an Aboriginal (Sydney) hand stencilling technique with paints that are embedded with elements of Country including water, sand, ash, earth, ochre and tree sap.”