Family Preservation & Restoration
(The Mother Of All Being / The Circle Of Family / That Cycle Of Life & Creation)
Nabu is Waminda’s family preservation and restoration program in the Illawarra & Shoalhaven. Nabu is community led and offers intensive support. We walk alongside Aboriginal families where DCJ are in your lives OR where DCJ might become involved.
We are a team of Elders, cultural mentors, family and program support workers, caseworkers and counsellors, and we can work with your family for up to 12-18 months. Our hope is to keep your babies and kids with you and out of the system OR support them to come back, when DCJ support restoration. Nabu covers the Wollongong CSC to the Ulladulla CSC (Illawarra /Shoalhaven region).
PREVENT THE SPREAD
Please self-isolate if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, including a sore throat, coughing or sneezing, or flu-like symptoms. Call our reception to make a telehealth appointment with one of our doctors.
How We Work
Nabu work with families to identifying and building upon family’s skills and offer:
- Case Management
- Home Visits
- Referral Pathways
- Parenting Support
- Advocacy and Support navigating systems like;
Child protection, Education, Health, Housing and Legal Support
How Long Does Nabu Work With Families?
Depending on the family’s needs we can support families for up to eighteen months.
Can I Refer Myself To This Service?
Yes, you can self-refer by calling the Waminda and ask to speak to the Intake Worker.
How Do External Agencies Refer?
External agencies can email email@example.com and we will send you our referral form or speak with you about the nature of the referral.
Can I Access Other Waminda Programs While Being Involved With Nabu?
Yes, families being supported by Nabu have access to all Waminda Programs and external services.
122 Kinghorne Street, Nowra, NSW 2541
Program operating hours are between
9:00am – 4:30pm Monday – Friday.
For more information, including appointment times and transport availability, please call;
Waminda Reception: (02) 4421 7400
Free Call: 1800 997 330
Prevent The Spread
Please click here to find out more information about COVID-19 and how it has affected Waminda services. Please self-isolate if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, including a sore throat, coughing or sneezing, or flu-like symptoms. Call our reception to make a telehealth appointment with one of our doctors.
Our practice has an appointment booking system for all consultations, we can accommodate walk in consultations with the clinical team, but it is encouraged to make a booked appointment. On arrival you will be triaged by an Aboriginal health worker prior to seeing the Doctor. If you are unable to attend face to face due to symptoms, we have the option of a telehealth appointment.