Our Services

YWAHS deliver a range of therapeutic, trauma-informed general and specialised services and programs

Wunman Njinde

‘Yoowinna Wurnalung’ means ‘Our Safe Place’ in Gunaikurnai, the language of the traditional people of this region.

Yoowinna Wurnalung Aboriginal Healing Service deliver a range of therapeutic, trauma informed general and specialised services and programs aimed at supporting and empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, men, children, youth, Elders, couples and families to have a better understanding of family violence and be able to make decisions to keep them safe.

The services and programs we provide include:

  • Education and prevention programs
  • Intensive case management support
  • Counselling and clinical services
  • Therapeutic services
  • Sexual assault services and support
  • Men’s behaviour change programs
  • Programs to support men to reduce risky behaviours and support reconnection to family
  • Mental Health
  • Alcohol and drug advocacy and support
  • Culture and wellbeing activities
  • Men’s & Women’s activities
  • Elders, Youth & Children’s activities
  • Early intervention and support programs
  • Post-intervention services and supports
  • Parenting programs
  • Referral pathways
  • Advocacy
  • Partnership projects
  • Workshops, Forums & Information Days
  • The Time Out Service provides a range of services and activities to strengthen and support the healing, health and wellbeing of Aboriginal women, children, men, Elders and families.

The services and programs we provide

When you Access a Service:

Confidentiality & Privacy

When you receive a service from YWAHS, we will protect your confidentiality and privacy – we collect information that is necessary for us to provide you with the services you request, and to maintain our relationship with you. We will not share your information with other staff, programs, family, etc., without your consent, unless required by law to do so or there is a concern for people’s (including children) safety and welfare.


Some of the projects we support

Young people’s voices (Indigenous Hip Hop workshops)

This project was funded by Dhelk Dja, the East Gippsland Family Violence Indigenous Regional Action Group

Respect video developed with support from Gippsland Lakes Complete Health, created at the Family Violence Prevention Gathering in October 2022

Get Ya Jab video created with support from Victorian Department of Health

Delivering Family Violence Services in East Gippsland and Wellington

Lakes Entrance

11 Heatherlea Grove
PO Box 590Lakes Entrance Victoria 3909
Phone: (03) 4110 2100
Email: healingservice@ywahs.org.au


16b Wade Court
Sale Victoria 3850


107 Hazeldene Crescent
Nicholson Victoria 3882


14 Giles St
Bairnsdale Victoria 3875