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Enriching peoples' lives through support, advocacy,
partnership and choice

 

Karingal is a not-for-profit organisation providing a range of services for people with a disability or mental illness, older Australians and those who are disadvantaged.

 

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MatchWorks grows business across country

The Federal government's 'Jobactive' employment service tender announcement on March 31 resulted in business growth for MatchWorks.

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Healthy start for City Sisters

MatchWorks has joined forces with Melbourne City FC (MCFC) to launch an exciting new community initiative, City Sisters.

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Eastern Geelong Community Centre Appeal eclipses $460,000

Thanks to incredible community and business support, the Karingal Foundation has so far raised $461,410 towards the Eastern Geelong Community Centre (EGCC) Appeal and is well on the way to reaching its $2 million target.

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Karingal assists with choice and information

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) aims to maximise choice and control for people with a disability, with Karingal dedicated to helping participants experience greater independence. 

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Karingal amalgamates with DoCare

Karingal will merge with local community service organisation DoCare Geelong in July following approval from the respective boards.

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Job seekers get Deadly

Six Indigenous job seekers from the Broadmeadows area recently graduated from MatchWorks' Deadly Yakka program, helping them in their journey to find sustainable ongoing employment.

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Home is where the heart is for Keith and Kelly

Seeing his 14-month-old son Lachie playing and laughing in the lounge room is something Keith Fuller appreciates more than you can imagine.

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New start for Vinnie

On February 25 Karingal farewelled one of its long time participants, Vinnie Mammoliti, as he prepares to soon move to Bendigo to marry his fiancé and start his new life.

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Expansion for GAP

The GeelongAccommodationProject (GAP) will host two forums in June to help people learn more about Karingal'saccommodationoptions. It is part of a busy period for GAP, which has also introduced a GAP for People Living with a Disability, which will run separate to the GAP for Families

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Upcoming Events

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KarnivART '15 Thursday, 7 May, 2015 KarnivART is a unique art exhibition, proudly sponsored by Technology One and City of Greater Geelong, featuring high quality artwork created by artists with a disability or a mental illness. KarnivART 2015 will be launched on Wednesday 6th March with a cocktail event where the winners will be announced. The exhibition will then be open to the general public between 10.00am and 3.00pm from Thursday 7th through to Friday 29th May at Karingallery. Entries for KarnivART 2015 are now open!
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Geelong Volunteer Presentation Evening Tuesday, 12 May, 2015, 5:00 PM Karingal Volunteers Presentation Evening will be a celebration of the contribution that Volunteers make to Karingal.
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Winter Workplace Big Day Out Thursday, 28 May, 2015, 9:00 AM Employees from a range of local businesses and people who have disabilities will join together for an inclusive day of fun activities.
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Karingal BacLinks Breakfast Tuesday, 2 June, 2015, 7:30 AM The BacLinks members breakfast provides an opportunity to network and engage with local businesses and professionals.
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Geelong Accommodation Project (GAP) forums Friday, 19 June, 2015, 12:15 PM The Geelong Accommodation Project (GAP) is hosting two forums - on June 19 and June 25 - to help people learn more about Karingal’s accommodation options.
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Write-ability Writers Group sessions - Writers Victoria Wednesday, 24 June, 2015 Write-ability aims to support writers with disability who want to develop their skills and writing careers. Various dates available.
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For Individuals
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People with Mental Illness
Karingal's Transcend branch offers a range of flexible services for people with mental illness. Learn More
 
People who are frail aged
Karingal's services for older individuals and their families include respite, carer respite & assistance around the home. Learn More
 
People who need training
Karingal delivers accredited and non-accredited training, provides supported employment and support people of all abilities to find work. Learn More
 
Youth Services
Karingal's Create Youth branch assists young people in transitioning into further education, training or employment. Learn More
 

For Businesses
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Catering and Gourmet Food

Kommercial offers delicious corporate catering for businesses throughout Geelong. Items include:

  • Hot and cold platters
  • Sandwiches, wraps and rolls
  • Drinks
  • Sweets including slices, biscuits and scones.

Gourmet food is also available at our Online Store. Range includes gourmet jams, chutneys, cordials and more!

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Finding Staff

MatchWorks is Victoria's largest employment services provider with over 14 years' experience. We offer services in Queensland, South Australia and Victoria, from a total of 57 locations. If you need staff, MatchWorks provides a quality service to help you fill your employment vacancies FREE of charge.

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Training

Karingal Training is a Registered Training Organisation specialising in a wide variety of training in the community services and employment service industries, as well as a range of vocational short courses. Karingal Training can work with you to tailor a course to your needs, at your office or a Karingal Training venue.

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Packaging, Landcare & Industrial Services

Outsourcing repetitive and time consuming tasks to Kommercial can provide your staff with more time to focus on dedicating their expertise to increasing the value of your business.

Services include, but are not limited to:

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Community Engagement

Karingal Foundation

Funds raised by the Karingal Foundation allow Karingal to build new facilities for people with a disability, develop new and innovative services and be involved in community projects that enrich the lives of people with a disability. 

BacLinks

BacLinks is an initiative of Karingal that specialises in educating, supporting and creating opportunities for businesses and community agencies from any sector to engage with each other for mutual benefit.

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