Margaret Tucker Hostel
Hostels and Backpackers - Fairfield, VIC
Margaret Tucker Hostel is a hostel for young aboriginal women providing a home like atmosphere for women and girls who are in need of care and protection.
Margaret Tucker Hostel aim to build family capacity and responsibility as the most important lifelong support system for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people.
We recognise that family and land is the foundation of the spiritual, cultural and emotional infrastructure of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and this is why we have created a home like environment that is safe, nurturing and culturally respectful.
Our hostel has a strong focus on education and encourages all young people to develop their life skills through attending school. Our hostel staff provide quality case management support, cultural guidance and assistance to connect to families, in addition to having a safe place to stay.
The key principles of the Margaret Tucker Hostel service are:
• Care, nurture and support of young aboriginal women and their children
• A professional and culturally relevant service
• Delivery of services that uphold the dignity and worth of the individual
• Services are flexible, accessible and relevant
• We promote and build upon the individual strengths and capabilities of young people