Partnering with Anglicare NT’s SHAK youth hub in Darwin
Anglicare NT’s Safe Hangout for All Kids (SHAK) youth hub, operating at Sanderson Middle School, offers a safe and supportive space for Darwin’s young people to spend time outside of school hours.
The SHAK provides access to activities, services and meaningful programs that support resilience, self-determination, and social and emotional wellbeing.
Operated by Australian Red Cross for 20 years, service delivery of the SHAK transitioned to Anglicare NT in collaboration with CAAPS Aboriginal Corporation in August 2023. The INPEX-led Ichthys Joint Venture has been a proud supporter of the SHAK youth hub since 2015.
“We are thrilled about the new partnership with INPEX. This enables us to expand activities offered at the SHAK and provide
career pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people,” said Craig Kelly, CEO of Anglicare NT.
Specifically, by contributing to this program, we hope to increase the capacity of the SHAK to achieve the following:
- Provide employment and trainee pathways for local young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
- Provide increased trauma-informed training and professional development opportunities for SHAK staff.
- Support increased delivery of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural activities by local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and businesses.
- Provide additional activities for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to improve health and wellbeing and increase engagement in education/training/skills development.
Kayllah Motlop (left) and Boab Murray-Atfield (right) at the SHAK