Each of these projects within community was instigated by community members coming together through the Big Group Meetings and working groups, yarning and deciding on a united way forward.
This came from Government not providing adequate funding for Youth Justice in the Rockhampton area. The Big Group decided to write a letter to the Queensland Government expressing the need for a diversionary service, this was funded under a year trial. Since then, the program has been extended to be funded over the next four years by the Department of Youth Justice.
The After-Hours Service and Drop-In Centre operates at Darumbal Community Youth Service Inc. every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 5pm until 10pm, all year round. This program takes place at 2/155 Alma Street and provides a safe space for any and all young people to come and spend time, chill out and relax.
The drop-in Centre is supported by Youth Workers and Project Officer who all offer transport to and from the space, a home cooked meal each night and activities such as pool, ping pong, Xbox, PlayStation and much more.
For Further Information, please call 07 4922 6180 during business hours and ask to speak to any of DCYSI’s friendly staff.
Our first 2021 Community Survey was launched in July this year to co-inside with NAIDOC Week events in Rockhampton. While this survey will not be published it has allowed us to collect data to help guide and shape the future of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Rocky Community Meetings.