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Working for a better future and outcomes for our children

Torres Strait Mura Buai Wellbeing Service

Torres Strait Mura Buai Wellbeing Service

(Mura Kosker Sorority Inc. Thursday Island) 

Mura Kosker Sorority Incorporated (MKS) in collaboration with the Benevolent Society and the Lena Passi Women’s Shelter applied for and successfully won the grant tender to deliver Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Family Wellbeing Services, in the Torres Strait Region.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Wellbeing Program is funded by the Queensland Government as part of their commitment to building a new child and family support system (Supporting Families Changing Futures) over the next 10 years which will have greater focus on supporting families to provide a safe and secure home for their children.  

Through the Support Families Changing Futures reform program the Government aims to:

  • Reduce the over representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people in the child protection system
  • Revitalise front line services
  • Refocus on learning, improving and taking responsibility for a better child protection system.

MKS is excited to be a part of this Queensland Governments strategy to meet the needs and requirements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, families and community. 

The organisation is contracted to provide access to culturally responsive support that improves the social, emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing of families residing in the Torres Strait region and builds their capacity to safely care for and protect their children.

Mura Kosker Sorority holds no reservations about the magnitude of the task ahead, but we are committed to changing the storyline for all our families by working together with Government, Non-government agencies and the Torres Strait community to empower our families and our communities.

Article provided by Latoya Nakata from Mura Kosker Sorority Inc.

  • Child Protection Environment

    53.7%

    of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children were placed with a kinship or Indigenous carer.
  • Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak

    69,200

    There are 69,200 Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children / young people in Queensland.