About us

Philosophy & Aims


An empowered, safe and respectful community


  • Our values are based on the principles of respect, empowerment and participation. 
  • Our organisation will operate effectively and efficiently at all times as a ‘centre of excellence’
  • Our work practice will be effective, efficient, compassionate and confidential
  • Our workers are respected as skilled and compassionate professionals
  • Our clients will be treated respectfully, and be provided with information that supports informed choices and decisions
  • Our stakeholders will receive quality service delivery, efficient and quality for money, and be provided with timely and accurate information.


To champion a respectful and connected community through:

  • The promotion of equity, human rights and social justice
  • Strategic community connections and partnerships
  • Professionalism and accountability in all we do
  • Proficient and responsible service provision
  • Leadership in community development and advocacy

Our History

Founded in 1979, Yarredi Services began operations as safe accommodation for women and children escaping domestic violence. Currently the organisation offers service to women and children affected by, or at risk from, domestic and Indigenous family violence.
Moira Shannon AM. was one of the founders of the service, which began following a public meeting at which community support was gained. Ms Shannon was the Manager of the service until mid 1998.

Our Name

The word Yarredi comes from the language of the Traditional Custodians of this Region. It is the name of the Cape Barren Geese which are virtually unique to this area.
We have adopted geese as an emblem for our service as a representation of the concept of caring, support and community found in their natural flock behaviours including encouragement, teamwork, shared leadership, companionship in times of illness and disaster, and an openness to others regardless of the flock from which they came.