Wadamba Wilam provides intensive outreach support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experiencing homelessness and enduring mental illness, in Melbourne’s Darebin and Whittlesea councils.
People supported by Wadamba Wilam have typically presented with very high rates of homelessness, substance use and contact with the justice system, as well as poor physical health, and experiences of psychotic illness.
The launch of the Report highlighted Wadamba Wilam’s successful approach to supporting this group, who have been chronically left behind by systems and services that have not reached them effectively or provided culturally safe support to improve social and emotional wellbeing.
It is a recognition of the hard work and the outcomes that this program is achieving. We want to give certainty because we know it’s achieving really wonderful things.