Yara Family Connections

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Individual mentoring supports young people to thrive and grow in their own unique ways. Sometimes young people need a safe adult to talk to, someone who just gets it...

Child and Youth Counselling

Supporting young people with life's tricky situations our counselling team will support your family towards your goals

Child and Youth Groups

Join us for our group programs delivered by our Aboriginal & Non-Aboriginal team of practitioners

Our Story

Yara Family Connections

We are a family owned local organisation working with community for community.

‘Yara’ from the Kaurna word meaning four (2 + 2). Yara represents two worlds, coming together as one. We are each our own unique and special person, but together we are more. We add to each other, just as we add to our communities. We work to empower young people to see their worth, and to build on their individual strength to add something special to their own lives, and also their communities.  

Our Vision

Yara Family Connections aims to be a connection point for families looking to empower their young people, to strengthen their families. We work towards no longer being needed, a world where community support community and families support families. A world where safety and wellbeing are paramount and young people thrive in their communities.  

Our Mission

Yara Family Connections was created from a need voiced by families and community to have safe and accessible services delivered in community settings. Services that cater to the individual needs of families as they exist today. We seek to bridge the gap between Aboriginal specific programs and mainstream services. We provide culturally safe services to all families, because when we get it right for Aboriginal families, we get it right for all families.   

Contact Us

To discuss a customised program, or to make an enquiry call 0403 630 123 or complete the form below and we will get back to you.

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Meet our Team

Yara Family Connections Practitioners

Part of the Yara ethos is valuing diversity. Our practitioner team is made up of staff from Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal heritage and staff from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds. We have a diverse range of skills and qualifications to best suit your families needs. 

Director & Youth Worker

Specialising in supporting youth in one to one youth mentoring Trevor supports young people using individualised, trauma responsive and integrated frameworks. 

Director & Counsellor

Mel is an experienced counsellor of 15yrs and has worked across child and youth counselling, FDV counselling and leadership and offers clinical supervision to professionals.

Family and Youth Counsellor

Gabby is a passionate advocate for children, young people and their families. She walks alongside Community ensuring a collaborative approach in her counselling programs.

Our Hours

MON-FRI 9am – 5pm

Contact Us

Phone: 0403 630 123
Email: info@yarafamilyconnections.com


All services are offered outreach. We will come to your school, or community location.