Weave is a not-for-profit organisation that provides a way up and a way forward for children, young people, women, families and communities facing complex social situations.

Weave’s origins date back to 1976, when a group of local Aboriginal women in Redfern/ Waterloo advocated for services, activities and support for local young people. We are grateful to those strong, passionate women. Today, our diverse range of programs and services support children, young people, women, families and communities, many of whom have been impacted by systemic disadvantage and intergenerational trauma.

As a result, the people we support at Weave often experience complex issues such as poverty, poor mental health and social and emotional wellbeing, domestic and family violence, homelessness, high rates of suicide, family breakdown, racism and discrimination, lack of access to opportunities, relationship issues, high levels of incarceration and alcohol and other drug issues.

As a non-Aboriginal controlled organisation, Weave is strongly committed to walking alongside Aboriginal people in their ongoing fight for justice and self-determination. Around 70% of all those we support across Weave are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Around 20% of staff employed at Weave, and 45% of our current Board members are Aboriginal.

Our work at every level is guided by our Aboriginal Healing Framework, developed with our Aboriginal staff group, endorsed by the Weave Board, leadership team and management and committed to by all Weave staff, volunteers, students and Board members.

Our Purpose

To empower people to change their lives.


Our Vision

A strong connected community with opportunities, equity and justice for all.

Our Values

  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Fairness & Justice
  • Equity
  • Sustainability
  • Collaboration & Good Practice
  • Creativity, Perseverance and a Sense of Humour

Our Name

Our name reflects the complexity of life and the multiple strands that hold us together. Weave represents the many integrated programs we provide and the way our clients weave in and out of support as they need it.

Weave is about connecting young people, families and the wider community, and strengthening the bonds that help reduce social isolation. Each thread is enriched and strengthened through the work we do and the relationships we build.

We acknowledge, understand and celebrate the lives that come together in a complicated, rich weave.

Weave is entwined in the very fabric of our community.