WELCOME TO Balunu Healing Foundation
The Balunu Foundation is a not for profit, charitable organisation focused on the healing of Indigenous youth and people and is based in Darwin, Northern Territory. In particular, Balunu seeks to instil a cultural identity among Indigenous youth at risk through a culturally appropriate healing program which builds self belief and self esteem whilst assisting Indigenous youth to overcome the wide range of challenges they face as young Indigenous people in today’s society.
Balunu is focused on addressing the social challenges faced by Indigenous people and youth through a healing-centred engagement approach.
Although the programs are Indigenous specific, the programs have achieved great success with non-Indigenous youth who have attended.
Through deliberate and purposeful programs, Balunu aims to provide hope for Indigenous youth and families by breaking the cycle of disadvantage through good health, education, life skills, opportunity, training, employment and most importantly healing.
Identity plays the most crucial factor in strengthening the youth’s sense of self and
the healing allows for the individuals to free their pain enough to take advantage of opportunity that exists to move forward in the new world, whilst maintaining a strong connection to culture and identity appropriate healing program which builds self belief and self esteem whilst assisting Indigenous youth to overcome the wide range of challenges they face as young Indigenous people in today’s society.
Balunu’s vision is to break the cycle of Indigenous disadvantage by targeting the youth of this generation and reconnecting them to their true identity, dealing with the underlying issues they face and equipping them with the necessary tools to make strong choices. Balunu strives to increase the self-esteem, confidence and emotional and spiritual wellbeing of Indigenous youth to assist them to become strong, balanced individuals who will create strong families and positive pathways for future generations.
We acknowledge and pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the land that we gather on and deliver our services and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded for the first nations people of this land. Balunu is committed to embracing diversity and eliminating all forms of discrimination.
Balunu welcomes all people irrespective of ethnicity, lifestyle choice, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.
Here for all youth regardless of difference.
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4 Totem Rd,
Ludmilla NT 0820
The Balunu Foundation Ltd is a non-profit, Australian Public Company limited by guarantee incorporated under the Corporations Act 2001. Balunu is a public benevolent institution and registered charity, exempt from income tax and registered as a deductible gift recipient.
ABN 23 122 954 698