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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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Media release - Indigenous job seekers ready for Yarn n Yakka

Gold Coast region Indigenous job seekers are set to benefit from a targeted new job preparation and training initiative, Yarn n Yakka, launching this Friday 8 May in Coolangatta.

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Media release - Recognising the invaluable work of Karingal volunteers

More than 90 Geelong region volunteers will be thanked for their years of service with Karingal at a special presentation on Tuesday 12 May as part of the 26th National Volunteer Week, which runs from 11 - 17 May.

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Media release - Karingal students awarded for achievements

Karingal participants will receive a number of awards at the 3rd annual Karingal Student Awards Evening this Tuesday 5 May at the Brotherhood of St Laurence in Frankston.

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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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Upcoming Events

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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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Women's Retreat for Brain Cancer 10-11 Oct, 2015 Sunday, 11 October, 2015 The Peace of Mind Foundation are hosting an exclusive women's weekend of pampering and wellness for brain cancer patients and carers, Oct 10-11.
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