A place for men- Having a place for men to congregate has been an important goal of the Men of Bourke group. The Men’s Space was officially launched in July 2018. This space provides men with a place to go if they want to remove themselves from situations that may escalate into violence, heal and grow as men together, as well as access outreach services. The Men’s Coordinator position has been extended to full time by Oxfam and CatholicCare. This space will also create an opportunity for the men of Bourke to work with young Aboriginal men in the community – exchanging cultural information, mentoring and building relationships and knowledge sharing.
Healing Programs- Various healing work has been undertaken with Strong Aboriginal Men training and Red Dust Healing Workshops.
Employment Support- Bourke Aboriginal Employment and Prosperity Strategy is a collaboration between Maranguka, the AES and the Bourke Shire Council with a position funded by the NSW Government to assist with work readiness, setting up businesses, and to provide access to training and learning opportunities and to empower local men. Preparing people for work with the abattoir is part of the role.