Nyugumba Men’s Program

Who We Are

The Nyugumba Indigenous Men’s Program aims to reduce family violence within the Raymond Terrace, Port Stephens, Karuah and Newcastle areas.

We provide intensive case coordination therapeutic work advocacy work for Indigenous men who use violence as well as their partners and children

Our Services

Intensive case coordination

This takes place over a period of at least six months, wherein we work with Indigenous men and their families to develop ways of meeting their needs and achieving their goals.

Safety planning

We work with partners and children to develop safety plans for when violence occurs.

Indigenous men’s programs

We both facilitate and refer to other agencies that facilitate mental health and behaviour change programs for Indigenous men who use violence

Additional programs for partners and children

We both facilitate and refer to other agencies that facilitate wellbeing programs for partners and children experiencing family violence

Our Mission

Our goal is to provide a service that works with families in a holistic manner to improve safety and reduce the inter-generational impacts of family violence.

We work from a trauma informed and strengths, perspective, and have a specific focus on the role culture plays in supporting the well being of participants in our program.

Visit Us

57-59 Port Stephens Street
Raymond Terrace, Worimi Country NSW 2324

(Our office is up the stairs/elevator in the corner of the building facing Port Stephens St)

Contact Us

Lindsay Ridgeway
Nyugumba Program Coordinator

Jasmin Charlton
Nyugumba Support Officer


To be eligible for the Nyugumba program an individual must:

Be of aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, or have Aboriginal or Torres Strat Islander family

Be in a situation where violence is or has been present in the home and/or have recent contact with the child protection or justice system

Speak to a YOUTH Education, Training & Career Specialist

Call Youth Express
02 4931 2777