Derby Aboriginal Short Stay Accommodation service (DASSA)
The Derby Aboriginal Short Stay Accommodation service (DASSA) opened in September 2014 as a 28 room, 54 bed service for Aboriginal individuals and families. This service provides short term accommodation and support for Aboriginal people and their families who travel to Derby from remote communities, mostly for culture and health reasons. DASSA operates in partnership with Centacare Kimberley and a local Advisory Group which includes significant local Aboriginal people.
Broome Aboriginal Short Stay Accommodation service (BASSA)
The Broome Aboriginal Short Stay Accommodation service (BASSA) will open mid-2018. It will operate along the same lines as the established Derby service but will cater for a larger number of Aboriginal people, with 44 rooms and up to 100 beds. Similar to Derby, it has been designed to take local cultural requirements into account. BASSA will function as a partnership with Centacare Kimberley, Nyamba Buru Yawuru Ltd and the Nirrumbuk Aboriginal Cooperation.