When we saw a need for extended Aboriginal community and health services in the Mid-North Coast, we founded Windaan, a new service offering more – like mobile health services to those in rural areas.
We’re extremely proud of our connections to the Aboriginal community. The name Windaan is from the Gumbaynggirr word meaning Blady Grass, and traditionally Blady Grass was used for thatching shelters and weaving bags.
Windaan was created to help and support Aboriginal children, families and the community by providing culturally appropriate NDIS and Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) services. We focus on a strengths-based approach to relationships and are dedicated to working with the community to achieve positive outcomes for the Aboriginal community and people.
“Windaan is a part of our community. Being located at Galambila Aboriginal Health Service makes it easy to access and less running around. They understand me and my family and our needs, they make me feel comfortable and safe as an Aboriginal person being supported by Aboriginal staff from my community. I am making sure other families know about Windaan and how great they are.
My daughter has been linked with Windaan since early 2018. We changed from another Therapy provider as we did not feel connected and involved with the supports being provided and our cultural needs weren’t acknowledged. My daughter has developed a great relationship with Loretta and we are already seeing her grow and develop confidence and our family is actively involved in supports at every step.”