Nurturing our children to flourish
To nurture a child, even a culture or the future of a community, is to take its wellbeing as part of your own. This is a big part of what we mean by ‘nurturing our children to flourish.’
With this goal as our foundation, the Yorganop story becomes yours too.
“The name Yorganop comes from two Noongar words – Yorga meaning girl and Nop meaning boy. We put them together to represent ‘our children’”
While the safety and wellbeing of all our children and young people remain our first priority, we have a bigger vision. As well as wanting every Aboriginal child to be cared for in a nurturing home, we also want each child to be empowered to grow strong in themselves, their culture, and into their future.
“Our goal isn’t simply about ensuring no Aboriginal child is left without a loving home. We empower Aboriginal children and families to grow strong in themselves, their culture, and their future.”
Giving our values meaning
It’s one thing to have a list of values on a website or framed on an office wall, but it’s a whole other thing to live those values. This is how we act on our values and bring them to life in everything we do.
We are strong in culture
Connection to culture is at the heart of everything we do. Without culture we are not whole. Every child has the right to know who they are and where they fit within their family.
We care for our kids
Yorganop cares with compassion for Aboriginal children as if they are part of our own family.
We work together
Yorganop works collaboratively with children, carers, community, and other professionals so that our children can flourish.
We are committed to our values, and we work and relate in a manner that is authentic, consistent, and accountable.
We embrace continuous learning
Yorganop identifies and welcomes opportunities for growth, we are committed to reflecting and learning, we embrace change.
Who we service
Yorganop supports carers on Noongar Boodja (Country)
As an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation (ACCO), we are Western Australia’s only Aboriginal foster care agency. Since 1991 we have been working together as part of the Aboriginal Community to achieve our vision of ‘nurturing our children to flourish’. The story of Yorganop comes together visually in our logo.