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Mental health workshop


KWY would like to thank Tracey Westerman for her hard work delivering the Mental Health and Suicide Prevention workshop on the 15th, 16th and 17th of August 2018. 

“Great trip to Adelaide delivering the three-day Mental Health and Suicide Prevention workshop to this amazing group. A very special shout out to the crew from KWY who kept me laughing and entertained for most of the workshop. This organisation does simply amazing work in men’s violence prevention – their program has to simply be amongst the best and most needed in Australia. We had participation from the NT, NSW, QLD and even WA for this workshop. I seem to be saying this a lot these days but the desire from this group to do the best possible work in often very remote communities was just humbling to see!! Thank you all so much – it is such a vital role you all fulfil for our most in need in those areas!!”

KWY 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 workload to achieve this goal





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

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 as 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, HERE

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 2016


To 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


KWY now has a training room available for hire.


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Our training space can cater up to 25 people at a time. Our location provides us with easy access to public transport at an affordable price point. For more information please contact our office on (08) 8377 7822

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