Located in the Daintree National Park, Mossman Gorge sits on the land of the Kuku Yalanji people.
By the end of June 2018, 294 community members had, at some point, signed up to one or more Opportunity Products to learn new skills and seek support. The majority of these members are signed up to MPower (83% of all members) to improve their financial literacy skills.
2018 has been a busy time for the Mossman Gorge Strong Families program, with a total of 411 activities delivered across case management, engagement, Parents under Pressure, Circle of Security, Triple P and Families as First Teachers (FaFT). Parents and carers continue to build their parenting skills and confidence. In March 2018, the O-Hub partnered with the Mossman State Primary School’s Book Fair so that SET families could also purchase books.
Mossman Gorge community members are also building financial capabilities, working with MPower staff to create budgets, monitor their finances and build confidence with internet banking. Financial counselling sessions with O-Hub’s in-house financial counsellor are very popular, and community members express great pride in getting on top of their finances. Many community members have taken advantage of the No Interest Loan Scheme and WiseBuys services to purchase household items and vehicles.
Mossman Gorge O-Hub has been working closely with Bamanga Bubu Ngadimunku Inc. (BBN), the Mossman Gorge Gateway and Jabalbina, to identify a better system for recording and marking graves (both existing and future graves) so that families know where their loved ones are buried in the Mossman Gorge cemetery.