SE_CMYK_col_logo_CERTIFICATEKWY Completes  Australian Service Excellence Standards (ASES)

KWY is proud to announce that after the long process KWY has completed the Australian Service Excellence Standards (ASES). The Australian Service Excellence Standards (ASES) graphic device represents the quality management tool for the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion. The graphic device symbolises KWY’s achievement in quality improvement in service outcomes and demonstrates our pride in service quality to your clients and staff.

From the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion

“Congratulations on the tremendous effort by your organisation in achieving the Certificate level in the Australian Service Excellence Standards (ASES).  Your achievement is a culmination of hard work and dedication by the people within your services to create a quality organisation.  We anticipate that you have found the experience and achievement beneficial to your business processes and most importantly, to your clients themselves. Your organisation’s commitment to quality and continuous system improvement is commended.”-Department for Communities and Social Inclusion

KWY would like to thank the organisations that supported us with this process and to our staff who often had to share the work load to achieve this goal





The Flame of Change Unifying Support (F.O.C.U.S.) Gala Dinner & Awards awards for 2016

The F.O.C.U.S Awards are a celebration of the work delivered in the Domestic and Aboriginal family violence and homelessness sector.  The awards are open to everyone that works in the Sector or works with individuals or family that are experiencing domestic violence or homelessness. These awards are in the 3rd year and KWY hopes that they will continue to provide recognition to the incredible workers and organisations that do incredibly difficult work. We hope that the sector continues to support these award’s like they have in the past. KWY would like to congratulate all nominee for their amazing work.

To see all the winners on the night click the link below KWY Would like to thank the Women Legal services for their continued sponsorship





Check out the winners and congratulations to all those nominated


CEO Craig Rigney to Host Webinar for 1800RESPECT







Craig is currently the CEO of Kornar Winmil Yunti (KWY) an Aboriginal not for profit organisation based in Adelaide that works closely with the specialist homelessness and domestic violence services state wide. Craig currently holds a range of representative positions including the Minister appointed – Aboriginal Community Leadership Reference Group – providing crucial advice regarding the government response to the Nyland Child Protection Systems Royal Commission Report to cabinet, South Australian Council of Social Services (SACOSS), the Coalition of Women’s Domestic Violence Services and the Coalition for Men Supporting Non-Violence.

The details

When: Thursday, December 1, 2016

What Time: 01:00 PM AEDT

Duration: 45 minutes

Where: Online – wherever you like!

Presenter: Craig Rigney CEO of Kornar Winmil Yunti (KWY)


What’s your timezone?

NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS: 1.00 pm – 1.45pm

SA: 12.30 pm – 1.15 pm

QLD: 12.00 pm – 12.45 pm

NT: 11.30 pm – 12.15 pm

WA: 10.00 am – 11.45 pm


1800 RESPECT Webinar Flyer




Cutting edge DV program

An Aboriginal organisation in Adelaide is scoring multiple success in the first weeks of a new cutting-edge, family focused domestic violence program. The Aboriginal Family Violence Program (AFVP)
launched in August focuses on women who want to stay in their relationships,”Rosie Batty, an Australian domestic violence campaigner and 2015 Australian
of the Year, a supporter of the organisation, recently attended the 5th anniversary of KWY’s behaviour change program for perpetrators of
domestic and Aboriginal Family violence.                                                                                                                                    
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L–R: Craig Rigney, CEO, Kornar Winmil Yunti; The Hon. Zoe Bettison MP; Rosie Batty; The Hon. John Rau MP, SA Deputy Premier and Attorney-General.

For the full article click on the link below



Australian of the year shows her support to KWY

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All photographs by Rosey Boehm

Australian of the year 2015 Rosie Batty
























Crana Plus – KWY innovative Family Violence Program  crana

An Aboriginal organisation in Adelaide is scoring multiple success in the first weeks of a new cutting-edge, family focused domestic violence program. The Aboriginal Family Violence Program (AFVP) launched in August focuses on women who want to stay in their relationships,” said Craig Rigney, CEO of Kornar Winmil Yunti (KWY). The Aboriginal organisation was established five years ago to tackle issues of domestic violence. Rosie Batty, an Australian domestic violence campaigner and 2015 Australian of the Year, a supporter of the organisation, recently attended the 5th anniversary of KWY’s behaviour change program for perpetrators of domestic violence. to see the entire article click here 




 Tickets are now available for the

2016 F.O.C.U.S Awards and Christmas Show

FOCUS Awards and Christmas Dinner Flyer 2016To purchase tickets click the link below


It’s never too early to begin planning the work Christmas function, and why not nominating for your favorite/or most respected Homelessness or Domestic Violence service at the same time? Come and celebrate with KWY at the 2016 FOCUS Awards and Christmas Show at the Stamford Plaza, Adelaide. Nominations for the awards are open. This year we are not only celebrating and recognising South Australian  domestic and Aboriginal family Violence and homelessness services, but also services from the Northern Territory. Tickets will sell out so don’t hesitate to get in early and secure your seats. To download a flyer click here




New to KWY

Kornar Winmil Yunti’s (KWY) new Aboriginal Family Violence Program (AFVP) acknowledges the effects of Aboriginal family violence, including domestic and lateral violence, and the impacts which are compounded by the fact that survivors of violence may not have access to culturally appropriate services or supports. The AFVP will provide a specialised service to Aboriginal women and children by delivering culturally appropriate services and support by addressing client’s safety through risk and safety assessments and assertive, holistic case management to include health, mental health and social and community connections

To read more about KWY’s new program click here


New training room available for hire.

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This space can cater to up to 25 people at a time, its  close to public transport. This is an affordable venue for your next training

for more details contact the office on 8377 7822