Our community services team operates within a strengths-based community development framework. We focus on building skills and providing important resources to individuals and families, to empower vulnerable communities in Canberra.
YWCA Canberra has provided housing support to women and the broader Canberra community for more than 60 years, commencing with the opening of Leave House in Mort St by Lady Gowrie in 1942.
Today we provide supported accommodation services on behalf of the ACT Government and are a registered housing provider (Tier 3) under the National Regulatory System for Community Housing.
Our specialised Housing Unit provides the following services:
Our team at the Mura Lanyon Youth and Community Centre provides a range of activities and programs to empower and promote community participation in Tuggeranong.
Some of the weekly activities include young mums programs, Scouts, playgroups, after school programs, and activities for seniors.
Through the Centre we also deliver Circles of Support a counselling service for children and young people aged eight to 15 years and their families.
Our qualified Youth Engagement Team delivers a range of evidence-based programs for young people in Tuggeranong including:
Circles of Support is a counselling service providing therapeutic support, information and psycho education for children and young people aged five to 15 years, and their families. This service aims to strengthen family relationships and improve wellbeing.
We have a suite of primary violence prevention resources. Captured under the umbrella of Respect Ed, these resources include:
Network Coordination for the Tuggeranong Region aims to develop and promote active relationships across and between the Child, Youth and Family Services Program, all tiers of government and the broader service system including non-government community service organisations and the for-profit sector.