Ngarra Jarranounith Place is a pioneering residential program for Indigenous men who have used or are at risk of using family violence and builds on the vision and vast experience of Dardi Munwurro – Strong Spirit, to provide programs that build stronger families and safer communities.
Family violence is a major problem that continues to devastate Indigenous communities. Indigenous women are up to 35 times more likely to experience domestic and family violence than non-Indigenous women.
Collingwood provides dedicated accommodation and services for Koori men and Koori elders lives on-site to give cultural support and guidance.
The club has also provided a permanent program facility at the Magpies Community Centre, to deliver life skills programs.
Dardi Munwurro means ‘men’s healing place’ in Wurundjeri, the language of the site’s Traditional Custodians.
The program works closely with other services, including mental health, counselling, medical, alcohol and other drugs, education, and employment services, to provide a wrap-around response for the men in the program.