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.
Karingal commenced in 1952 with a group of Geelong parents who
formed a play group for their children, each with a disability.
These parents wished to provide the chance for their children to
have lives that would be fulfilling and would realise their
Karingal is an Aboriginal word meaning 'happy home' or 'happy
Today Karingal comprises of a nine member Board, over 1500 staff
and over 150 volunteers.
- Accommodation, respite, home-based and day activities for
people with a disability and their families across the Barwon South
West of Victoria and in the Mornington Peninsula
- Aged services and mental health support across the Barwon
- Employment in a supported environment in an Australian
Disability Enterprise across a range of Geelong locations
- Employment services, including disability employment
services, in Queensland, South Australia and Victoria,
including a specialist service for people with a disability, from a
total of 57 locations.
- Accredited and non-accredited training throughout Victoria,
specialising in training for the Community Services sector and
foundation skills courses
- Community engagement brokerage services in Geelong and
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Karingal Inc. (Vic) Limited Liability
Reg. Assoc. A0038261E | ARBN 158
375 903 | ABN 97 468 305 401
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NDIS supports Sharyn's desire to learn
When Karingal participant Sharyn Lyons began work placement at
Tate Street Primary School in Geelong as part of her Certificate I
in Work Education course, she didn't realise that it might help her
decide on a career path in childcare.
Job seekers bag work
The expansion of Woodgrove Shopping Centre has resulted in an
employment boom for MatchWorks Melton after the pair formed a
partnership to assist job seekers.
Friday, 14 March, 2014, 4:00 PM
Roll up, roll up for the Karingal Karnivale!
On the evening of Friday March 14, the front lawns of Karingal’s head office will be transformed into a colourful sea of activity with the annual Karnivale community fair.
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