Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia was initiated in the 1960s by the late Mrs Gladys Elphick, who founded the Council of Aboriginal Women of SA, one of the first Aboriginal organisations in South Australia.
First incorporated in 1971, Nunkuwarrin Yunti has evolved from the Aboriginal Cultural Centre, the Aboriginal Community Centre of South Australia, and the Aboriginal Community Recreation and Health Services Centre of South Australia.
At Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia we aim:
To provide a diverse range of services and programs within the Adelaide metropolitan re-gion of South Australia dedicated to improving the physical, social and emotional wellbe-ing, spiritual, cultural and mental health of traditional, rural and urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
To work cooperatively with other health service providers to respond to and assist with de-livering services to traditional, rural and urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as their circumstances warrant.
To promote healthy lifestyle choices amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who utilise the service and to the broader Aboriginal community.
To reduce the incidence of premature death and chronic disease amongst the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community of South Australia.
To contribute to the development of a skilled workforce in Aboriginal health.
To assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people separated from their families under past laws, practices and policies of Australian governments, to undertake family tracing and reunion activities.
To promote dedicated and culturally appropriate service responses to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community from mainstream services