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Our business ethos of reciprocity means that a significant proportion of our work is voluntary – community work, counseling, youth, community legal, women’s programs, playgroup, survivors groups. Trauma work.

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An Aboriginal worldview, balanced with professional codes such as social work, psychology and law.

Yamurrah was founded by Rowena Lawrie, an Aboriginal woman, who had been working in the field of trauma, human rights, law and justice for over 25 years. She wanted to develop a service that was innovative and creative as well as professional and trauma-informed, that made a real difference in people’s lives, both personally and professionally.

Yamurrah’s services are unique in that it holds an Aboriginal worldview and Aboriginal healing frameworks that balance with professional codes such as social work, psychology and law.

Yamurrah believes that when trauma occurs, there is usually disconnection and disempowerment and that our work with recovery aims to soothe this harm, by focusing on re-connections and re-empowerment. Specifically, we can support practitioners and individuals that are working in the field of sexual and domestic violence, addiction, physiological and psychological well-being.

Rowena is highly regarded in the Trauma sector both with Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal colleagues. Rowena is committed, ethical and a real team player. Her unique ability to juggle a range of complex projects, think on her feet and still be smiling at the end of a busy day, is rare and explains why she is in high demand”

Jo Campbell, A/Director NSW Health, Education Centre Against Violence

Rowena gets Community….and what she brings to the community is an informed voice….a voice that is true and resonates an Aboriginal worldview. Rowena is a nurturer, and known in the healing space….she has a lens that is considered and never faulters from that bottom line –justice for my people.

Simone Hudson, CEO, GNL

“I have known Rowena for years and years and she comes from a place of wisdom, strength, knowledge and spirituality. It is the essence of who she is as an Aboriginal woman. She talks it, she walks and she shows it and it has a massive impact on community. She is softly spoken but a powerful woman. My Grandmother always said you have to tread softly on country and that is what Rowena does, respectfully and calmly, that carries families and communities”

Kevin (Gavi) Duncan, Aboriginal Community Elder

“Rowena is a highly skilled communicator and effective in articulating complex concepts, influencing thinking and action to drive change in service planning, implementation and monitoring. Coupled with high level work ethic and a vision of equity within society, Rowena is a strong advocate for ensuring the most vulnerable community members’ voices are heard and principles are embedded into practise to meet their individual and collective needs”

Lisa Crawford, Aboriginal Health Management Advisor, The Sydney Children’s Network