Ngunya Jarjum was established in 1996 by Bundjalung elders and community members to address the crisis and need for more Aboriginal kinship and foster carers to keep Aboriginal children in family, on Country and in culture. The organisation has grown from a small Aboriginal foster care support agency to one of the largest Aboriginal community controlled designated agencies under the NSW Office of Children’s Guardian to provide culturally appropriate care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in statutory out of home care within the Bundjalung Nation encompassing the Clarence, Richmond and Tweed Valley areas.
It is governed by a board of non-executive Aboriginal directors which in turn is guided by a membership of Aboriginal people who are predominantly of Bundjalung descent.
We support over 140 Aboriginal children and young people in statutory out of home care and have a carer pool of almost 115.
We have one of the largest Aboriginal workforces in the non-government sector of Northern NSW.