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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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Media release - A fresh approach to workplace volunteering

Volunteers have put their hands up to get their hands dirty in a program that will improve access to fresh and healthy food for residents in Geelong's northern suburbs.

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Youth program graduate set to start apprenticeship

Indigenous job seeker Reagan Atkinson-Cumming has started a diesel mechanic apprenticeship after recently completing MatchWorks XLR8 Youth Program in Melton. The inspiring teenager has been supporting her family after her mother passed away four years ago.

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Media release - Taking the time to celebrate volunteers

When it comes to volunteering, Karingal DoCare volunteer Sylvia County truly does go the extra mile - whether that's by foot or bus.

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Media release - Wyndham Workplace Big Day Out

Volunteers from the Wyndham region will tap into the invaluable benefits of volunteering at the inaugural Wyndham Workplace Big Day Out.

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Geelong job seeker regains confidence after finding work

MatchWorks job seeker Lenny Peters was 15 years old when he became a paraplegic after losing his balance and falling 30 metres down a cliff-face at the beachside town of Barwon Heads. Now 49, Lenny has started a new job at Serco in Melbourne after he struggled to find work in Geelong when his previous employer in Warrnambool ceased business.

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Media release - Winter Ball a non-event

The Rotary Club of Geelong East and the Karingal Foundation are delighted to announce that the Winter Ball will NOT be held in Geelong on June 25.

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Media release - Creative talents on show at KarnivART

What do Lee Kernaghan, Marilyn Manson  and a combi van have in common? They will all feature in KarnivART Geelong 2016, which has attracted a record-breaking amount of entries.

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Building community inclusion

Five Karingal clients have seized the opportunity to soak up new experiences as part of the Community Inclusion Initiative.

The National Disability Services project was commissioned by the National Disability Insurance Agency. It saw five Karingal clients and their families step outside the square and try something new. By doing so, they co-designed innovative ways to build community inclusion.

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A growing partnership: Karingal Foundation joins another M~M journey

The Karingal Foundation has again combined with Mountain to Mouth: Geelong's Extreme Arts Walk in a partnership that will have invaluable ongoing benefits for the community.

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Upcoming Events

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The Geelong Elder Abuse Forum 2016 Wednesday, 15 June, 2016, 9:30 AM Practical sessions on recognising elder abuse. Featuring guest speakers Gary Ferguson from Senior Rights Victoria and Kathy Day from Karingal.
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Not the Winter Ball Saturday, 25 June, 2016 This is the first time ever that the Winter Ball has NOT been held in Geelong, Australia. When you are invited to attend a Ball, Charity Auction or other formal function, don't you often wish you didn't have to attend (for appearances sake)? Well, now you DON'T.
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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 and social support. 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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