Since 1999, we have established ourselves as a respectful, genuine and culturally safe appropriate service attending to the needs of our families and their communities. We have been at the forefront of support for our local families and commit to this ongoing endeavour in all of our actions.
Kummara Association Inc. is an Indigenous Community Organisation formed in 1999 to provide services to the Indigenous and non- Indigenous Community.
Our hope is to support and nurture resilient children, families and communities by responding to issues at the personal, social and structural levels in society.
In the spirit of respect and the pursuit of excellence, Kummara Association Inc. will care for
children by strengthening the whole family so all can achieve their full potential.
Kummara Association Incorporated believes in and actively promotes the following concepts:
• The right for people to make choices in their lives;
• The right of people to dignity, respect, privacy and confidentiality;
• The right of people to be valued as individuals;
• The right of people to access services on a non-discriminatory basis; and
• The right of the community to accountable and responsive services.
Kummara Association Incorporated endorses the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child. In support of children, families, youth, communities and institutions we believe children need:
- Resources to build resilience and strength in family relationships in partnership with the community and social institutions, working together with our Elders and the local Indigenous community.
- Access to opportunities in society for all children and their families at the personal, emotional, social, physical and spiritual levels.
- Committing ourselves to advocate for Indigenous children and their families at all levels of representation.
- Ensuring that there are appropriate pathways to redress past experiences of neglect and abuse of all children.
- Education of communities to accept responsibility for the care and protection of all children and their families.