Derby Aboriginal Short Stay Accommodation (DASSA)
The DASSA aims to provide affordable, safe and culturally appropriate short term accommodation for families and individuals visiting Derby from surrounding communities. Accommodation can be provided for a period of up to 4 weeks; after this time, further arrangments can be made.
Priority access will be given to Aboriginal people visiting from surrounding communities who need access to services such as:
- Funeral attendances
- Reconnection with family and land
The DASSA is a secure, drug and alcohol free premises. Two full meals a day are provided, as well as sheets, towels and laundry facilities, recreational facilities and barbecue areas.
Assistance from Aboriginal Support Workers are also available to help set up appointments with services such as Money Management Services, Department of Child Protection, Centrelink, Winun Ngari Employment Services, Derby Aboriginal Health Service, Derby District High School etc. They are also available to assist with forms and guide you through the booking/check-in process.