We work in collaboration with our Community Partners
Our 2023/24 Community Partners are:
Aboriginal Biodiversity Conservation Foundation Limited (ABCFL)
ABCFL was established in May 2016 and operates in remote and regional areas of Australia. ABCFL is a majority Aboriginal owned member-based charitable social enterprise; a diverse Foundation with a point of difference. Their strategic focus is to achieve social and environmental benefits through progressive community partnerships that create meaningful economic benefits with their corporate and capacity partners. This ensures Aboriginal people lead the growth of a sustainable land and sea economy.
With established bases in the Pilbara, Gascoyne and Mid-West regions of Western Australia, ABCFL has the ability to operate nationally. ABCFL aims to provide meaningful On-Country programs and services with a focus on fostering strong corporate, capacity and community partnerships which maximise revenue opportunities and reduce potential risks as the company grows.
Karratha Central Healthcare
Karratha Central Healthcare is a not-for-profit registered charity providing quality allied health services and programs to the community. Operating since 1998 as the Pilbara Health Network, its aim remains to improve the health of our Pilbara communities through comprehensive primary care, allied health and mental health services.
Karratha Central Healthcare's team of qualified and experienced allied health clinicians offer a variety of services from tailored therapeutic services for an individual to evidence based programs and workshops to educate groups. Karratha Central Healthcare prides itself on its holistic approach to person-centred care, including providing choice and control in its services. It offers Medicare and NDIS funded services, services offered for a fee, and government funded community programs and workshops.
Karratha Community House
Operating since the 1990s, named in 2004 and incorporated in 2006, Karratha Community House Inc is a not-for-profit, community-driven organisation whose mission is to connect families through play-based learning. Its vision is a connected community where all our children can learn and grow.
Karratha Community House has been helping to make Karratha a more attractive place for families, especially young families, to live in since it opened its doors. It offers young children and their carer-givers a safe, friendly, inclusive and welcoming environment. Families and connecting the families is at the heart of their centre. It provides a haven where families can meet and form lasting bonds. Through play-based learning programs, children are given opportunities to develop emotionally, socially, physically, creatively, cognitively and linguistically.
Karratha Women's Place (KWP)/Connect Paediatric Therapy Services (Connect PTS)
KWP has partnered with Connect PTS to deliver a program for the WPCFC.
KWP aims to make a positive difference to the health and wellbeing of women living in the City of Karratha by providing a range of programs, activities and services that will empower women of all ages, religions, sexual orientations and cultural backgrounds. KWP's vision is to ensure women of all ages living in the City of Karratha have the opportunity to achieve their full potential for emotional, mental and physical wellbeing.
Connect PTS was established in 2016, a time when there were minimal options for families requiring allied health services, often meaning families were forced to leave town to be closer to the needed services. This was often heartbreaking for families who had grown to love Karratha and thrive in the laid-back Pilbara lifestyle. This inspired Connect PTS' Founder to grow a team of professionals that can bring high quality, evidence-based multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary services to the Pilbara and the families that call this unique and special place home.
Milk and Kindness
Milk and Kindness is run by Dampier-based Natalie Gray, a mum, Registered Nurse, Child Health Nurse and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Natalie has been passionate and instrumental in the development and programming of parent group education while employed by the WA Country Health Service. She brings that to Milk and Kindness with the development of the Supported to Thrive in Early Parenthood (STEP) Early Parent Group.
One Tree Community Services (OTCS)
OTCS works with people and communities to transform challenges into possibilities. Its strength is providing services in rural and remote areas, or challenging environments. OTCS is a not-for-profit charity with over 60 services and 800 staff from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds. OTCS offers early education and care, supports communities with safe houses, domestic violence services, inclusions support and family support programs, and is a Registered Training Organisation.
OTCS believes that working with communities rather than in communities is essential for achieving the best possible results. They have found that the willingness and spirit of local people and organisations to become part of the solution is often the largest influence for creating positive change.
Swans Onslow (Swans)
The Swan Districts Football Club is a well-connected and community engaged football club that improves social outcomes and sense of wellbeing in our community. From its home at Steel Blue Oval in Bassendean, it has provided an inclusive meeting place for our community since 1934 and this has been extended through its community programs across Western Australia.
Football is in its DNA, but its focus is steadfast on improving the lives of the people in the community through creating greater engagement in education and transitions to employment, improving health and wellbeing and enhancing community connections. Swans achieves its social impact strategy by creating collaborative, mutually beneficial partnerships.
WA Police and Community Youth Centres (WA PCYC)
WA PCYC exists so that disadvantaged children and young people at risk across Western Australia have a safe place to go – somewhere they can feel at home, make friends and do things that young people should do. WA PCYC's vision is to be WA's leading youth organisation working with the Western Australia Police Force and the community to empower children and young people to reach their potential.
WA PCYC's objectives are to empower and assist disadvantaged and at-risk children and young people across Western Australia by:
getting young people active in life;
working with young people to develop their skills, character and leadership;
reducing and preventing anti-social behaviour and crime by and against young people:
providing a safe environment for young people;
engaging with young people on their terms; and
working effectively and constructively with the Western Australian Police Force, communities and other organisations.
Wickham Playgroup Inc
Currently operating from The Base, Wickham Playgroup is a not-for-profit association that provides a playgroup and pre-kindy program for Wickham and surrounding communities. In such a small community having many families without family support, Wickham Playgroup's programs also provide connections and a network of support.