What we offer
The Martinthi Aboriginal Kinship Care Program is a partnership between UCWB and InComPro Aboriginal Association.
Martinthi, pronounced mar-ten-di, is a Kaurna word meaning to embrace, to clasp, to hold. The program assesses, trains, advocates for and supports both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal kinship carers who care for Aboriginal children and young people who have been placed in their care by the Department for Child Protection.
Martinthi will ensure that carers are well supported to provide care that allows for children and young people to feel safe and supported so that they grow up well cared for, connected to Aboriginal culture, kin, identity, and community and empowered to reach their full potential.
Accessing the program
Kinship carers are referred into Martinthi by the Department of Child Protection and we cannot accept outside referrals.
For urgent support
13 YARN is a new 24/7 free and confidential support service offering clinical and cultural support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 13 YARN (13 9276) is available across Australia from any phone.