Breakaway Aboriginal Corporation

Breakaway Aboriginal Corporation Limited (Breakaway) is a registered Not-For-Profit (NFP) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled organisation operating across Bunbury and the Southwest of Western Australia. It is funded by government and non-government grants and self-managed revenue services and activities. Breakaway is a leading organisation that delivers a range of programs and services aimed at improving the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The Breakaway Aboriginal Corporation’s organisational approach is driven by Aboriginal ways of working. Foremost in whatever we do as an organisation we consider the self, our family and country and through open communication we are guided by our community. It is through this way of working that Breakaway Aboriginal Corporation can achieve great success whilst caring for the most important aspects of living.

The seeds, leaves, trunk and roots of the Balga had over one hundred different uses in traditional Noongar culture. The strong spirit and resilience of the Balga is reflected in the way it quickly starts to shoot after a bushfire. For the Breakaway Aboriginal Corporation the Balga symbolises the many resources our peer support mentors gather together to empower our clients to strengthen their 'resilience and overcome social and emotional issues, including dependence on alcohol and other drugs, that are impacting on their life journeys. Our recovery practice is informed by core elements of Aboriginal ways of working – respect, balance, relationships, strong spirit and strong mind. The three flower spikes rising upwards symbolise the three pillars on which the Breakaway Recovery Service is based - Caring for Self, Caring for Family and Caring for Country. Overall our logo stands for our multi-pronged commitment to help our people, both young and old, avoid or overcome social disadvantage, dependency on alcohol and other drugs and/or imprisonment.

The meaning behind the Breakaway Logo

The seeds, leaves, trunk and roots of the Balga had over one hundred different uses in traditional Noongar culture. The strong spirit and resilience of the Balga is reflected in the way it quickly starts to shoot after a bushfire. For the Breakaway Aboriginal Corporation the Balga symbolises the many resources our peer support mentors gather together to empower our clients to strengthen their ‘resilience and overcome social and emotional issues, including dependence on alcohol and other drugs, that are impacting on their life journeys. Our recovery practice is informed by core elements of Aboriginal ways of working – respect, balance, relationships, strong spirit and strong mind. The three flower spikes rising upwards symbolise the three pillars on which the Breakaway Recovery Service is based – Caring for Self, Caring for Family and Caring for Country. Overall our logo stands for our multi-pronged commitment to help our people, both young and old, avoid or overcome social disadvantage, dependency on alcohol and other drugs and/or imprisonment.
We consider the individual in all our activities. We try to gain an understanding of the individual first and then
give them the tools to make change and achieve their goals or to prevent harm. Our aim is to help people build
resilience and resolve to make informed and positive choices and live a happier and healthier life.

Caring for Self

We consider the individual in all our activities. We try to gain an understanding of the individual first and then give them the tools to make change and achieve their goals or to prevent harm. Our aim is to help people build resilience and resolve to make informed and positive choices and live a happier and healthier life.
A part of every individual is their family. We look at the relationship with family in all of its aspects to
understand the individual and to help the individual in those relationships. Our aim is to help the family to heal
and to assist the individual in their recovery journey.give them the tools to make change and achieve their goals or to prevent harm. Our aim is to help people build
resilience and resolve to make informed and positive choices and live a happier and healthier life.

Caring for Family

A part of every individual is their family. We look at the relationship with family in all of its aspects to understand the individual and to help the individual in those relationships. Our aim is to help the family to heal and to assist the individual in their recovery journey.give them the tools to make change and achieve their goals or to prevent harm. Our aim is to help people build resilience and resolve to make informed and positive choices and live a happier and healthier life.
Connection to Country defines us all and Breakaway Aboriginal Corporation values and respects this connection. Our program activities include going out bush, learning about traditional Aboriginal knowledge, values and culture and skills training in conservation management and bush regeneration. Being on country is both empowering and healing. It is part of our lives and a fundamental component of all of our projects and services

Caring for Country

Connection to Country defines us all and Breakaway Aboriginal Corporation values and respects this connection. Our program activities include going out bush, learning about traditional Aboriginal knowledge, values and culture and skills training in conservation management and bush regeneration. Being on country is both empowering and healing. It is part of our lives and a fundamental component of all of our projects and services