Karingal is a not-for-profit organisation that commenced
services in Geelong in 1952.
It was established to improve the quality of life for people
with a disability by providing and promoting valued services, care
and supports in:
- Personal development
- Education programs
- Vocational placement, training and support services
- Accommodation and associated support services and
- Aged care and related services.
To ensure these services and supports are delivered in a timely
and effective manner Karingal undertakes to:
- Promote the organisation, its services and purpose
- Encourage partnerships with all levels of government,
businesses and potential funding bodies
- Undertake ventures and business enterprises that promote
Karingal's purpose and
- Promote membership of the Association to the Karingal
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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Media release - Together We Work graduation
MatchWorks will celebrate the graduation of 32 Together We Work
program participants on Wednesday 18 June 2014 at the Mercure Hotel
MatchWorks General Manager Michael Wasley said the Together We
Work initiative is a six month pilot program to trial a joint
employment assistance approach for people with a disability and
their carers as active participants and partners in the journey to
employment or further education.
Eddi Reader adds amazing voice to Karingal Appeal
The Karingal Foundation is excited to announce that one of the
world's finest vocalists, Eddi Reader (MBE) has officially become
an ambassador of Karingal and will perform in an extraordinary
concert on June 25 to launch the Karingal Appeal - Eastern Geelong
Karingal and Deakin team up for new research
Karingal has partnered with Deakin University to conduct
ground-breaking research into how the closures of companies that
demonstrate strong corporate social responsibility impact on the
community sector and the support it provides to the community.
Melaluka a great match for Wendy
Some mornings Wendy McCall (pictured)
wants to pack her bag ready for an overnight stay at Melaluka -
even when she isn't booked in. It shows how much she has enjoyed
her transition to respite, much to the delight of her mother Audrey
Navigating the System
Thursday, 14 August, 2014, 1:00 PM
Panel Discussion: “Navigating the System” – A guide to finding your way around the ABI sector for services and funding.
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