Jumna Wal - The Aboriginal Men's Health Information and Resource Centre
MHIRC operates out of two buildings at Hawkesbury, with the second building being the home of the Jumna Wal Aboriginal Men's service. The traditional owners of the land around Richmond and the Hawkesbury are the Darug tribe, and "Jumna Wal is Darug for "We Care". The Jumna Wal project commenced in 2011.
Based on this principle, Jumna Wal aims to become a place where the stories and experiences of Aboriginal men on parole can be shared and collated. It is designed as a safe, welcoming place where these men can feel comfortable and welcomed - a place where Aboriginal men just out of prison can reconnect with society
The project evolved from the 'Revolving Door' concept which explored ways to beat the cycle of recidivism, the pattern of continually returning to prison when it becomes a safer, more certain place than the outside world.
The Jumna Wal Program
Jumna Wal consists of nine sessions run over nine weeks. The program brings interested participants to the Hawkesbury campus each week and consists of a forum-style session with speakers from relevant organisations such as Housing NSW, CentreLink and Drug & Alcohol Centres.
|Physical Health Checks|
|Wentworth Housing & NSW Housing|
|Drugs & Alcohol|
|Living Skills & Budgeting|
|Roads & Traffic Authority|
|Family Law & Criminal Law|
|3-Day Cultural Camp|
Jumna Wal Factsheet
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