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About Us

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 community.

Karingal is an Aboriginal word meaning 'happy home' or 'happy hut'.

Today Karingal comprises of a nine member Board, over 1500 staff and over 150 volunteers.

Karingal provides:

  • 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 Region
  • 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 Portland 

 

 

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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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Latest News

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Premier opens Karingal Kommercial Facility

Karingal Kommercial welcomed special guest, Premier of Victoria Dr Denis Napthine, to open its state-of-the-art facility that provides ongoing employment opportunities for people with a disability. 

Pictured: Karingal Board Chair Rod Payne unveils the plaque with Premier Napthine

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A crucial period for MatchWorks

MatchWorks is in the midst of an exciting yet challenging period that will help shape the organisation's growth.

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Legendary artist Archie Roach to perform for Karingal’s Music to a Tee

Legendary Australian singer songwriter, Archie Roach is the latest musician to join Karingal's Music to a Tee concert series to raise funds for the Eastern Geelong Community Centre (EGCC) Appeal.

Pictured: Music to a Tee poster featuring Archie Roach, Gina Williams and Guy Ghoose

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Rabby and Andy finalists in NESA awards

A MatchWorks employee and a former job seeker have been recognised at this year's prestigious National Employment Services Association (NESA) Awards for Excellence gala dinner, held on 28 July.

Pictured: Rabby (back row, fourth from left) and Andy (third from right) at the gala dinner

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A landmark decision for supported housing

The City of Greater Geelong's decision to donate land in Ocean Grove to a supported housing project is welcome news for people with a disability.

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Brain Injury Awareness Week

Brain Injury Awareness Week (BIAW) 2014 was action-packed for Karingal ARCsupport, which played its role in raising awareness of acquired brain injuries (ABIs).

Pictured: Leona Jones and Aileen McKechnie

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Virginia keeps in touch

Virginia Harris lives 400 kilometres away from her parents but that hasn't stopped the McAllister House resident from connecting with her family.

Pictured: Virginia using Skype on her iPad

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National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS): A Karingal Update October

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS): A Karingal update October

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MatchWorks helps Judy turn her life around

Depressed, kicked out of home, separated from her beloved children and sleeping in her car - when Judy Witcomb reflects on where she was, she finds it hard to believe her transformation.

Pictured: Judy Witcomb

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Upcoming Events

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Karingal NDIS Forum for Staff and Participants Wednesday, 5 November, 2014, 10:00 AM The aim of this forum is to share information on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and hopefully dismiss some fears and misunderstandings. Featuring guest presenter Jacqui Pierce and Regional Information and Advocacy Council (RIAC) representatives.
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2014 Karingal Big Night Out Friday, 21 November, 2014 The annual Karingal Big Night Out is a popular dinner dance event that unites all Karingal corporate business partners, staff, board members, Karingal participants, their family and friends in an all-inclusive celebration.
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Music to a Tee featuring Archie Roach Friday, 12 December, 2014, 7:00 PM Legendary Australian singer songwriter, Archie Roach will perform at 13th Beach Golf Links in Barwon Heads on Friday December 12 for Karingal's Music to a Tee concert series to raise funds for the Eastern Geelong Community Centre (EGCC) Appeal.
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