From tin shanty to national praise: The remote service driving down domestic violence - SBS News

9 September 2014

An East Kimberley facility which has helped reduce rates of domestic violence in the community by as much as 35 per cent is now in line for a prestigious national award.

The Ngnowar Aerwah Community Centre started as a humble tin-shanty more than 20 years ago, but now caters for thousands of people who occupy townships, settlements and indigenous communities throughout the vast East Kimberley region.

It employs more than 60 people and offers a range of services including a 30-bed rehabilitation facility, a women's refuge and several family support programs. The centre has been nominated in the 2014 National Indigenous Governance Awards, to be announced next month.

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