Services for Indigenous people
HOPE is committed to contributing to the development of healthy and inclusive communities in Australia. This includes building better relationships between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for the benefit of all Australians. We are committed to the right of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to culturally appropriate services, designed in a collaborative manner that addresses local community needs and supports individual and community health and wellbeing.
Our first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) was established in 2015. It aimed to contribute to strengthening intercultural relations and work towards making our services part of a more inclusive, just, and culturally aware society.
HOPE maintains effective partnerships and formal MOU’s with Bega Garnbirringu Health Services in Kalgoorlie, the Geraldton Streetwork Aboriginal Corporation in Geraldton, the Youth Involvement Council in Port Hedland and Peedac in Perth. The partnerships support service delivery in each region, across a variety of programs for people affected by alcohol and other drugs, poor health (physical / mental / emotional / spiritual), and people involved with the justice system. Hope Community Services also maintains informal working relationships with Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service and Meedac in Geraldton.
HOPE continues to recognise Sorry Day, Reconciliation Week, and NAIDOC week through activities involving staff and clients.
HOPE has maintained accreditation against the Western Australian Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (WANADA) Standard on Culturally Secure Practice for the past two years.
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