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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Sarah helps paint NDIS picture ahead of Information Night
For Sarah Guilfoil, the saying "a picture paints a thousand
words" is fitting. Sarah took out first prize at the 2015 VALID
Having a Say Conference art competition, with her award-winning
piece 'Home Not A House' showing the benefits of the National
Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Golfers and musicians unite for Karingal fundraiser
On Friday January 23, in a display of
community spirit at its best, 26 golfers pushed themselves to the
limit by playing at least 100 holes of golf in one day without
carts to raise money for Karingal in the Karingal Hundred Hole Hike
(HHH) at 13th Beach Golf Links.
HHH players Matt Olsson and Greg
A feel-good step in journey to work
About 30 young women from disadvantaged
backgrounds are better prepared to enter the workforce thanks to
Journey to Work.
Pictured: Participant Ashley with
Sarah and Daria from Coulter Roache Lawyers
A rewarding Big Day Out
Community spirit was on show at the
Karingal BacLinks Summer Workplace Big Day Out, with employees from
local businesses combining with people with a disability and carers
for an entertaining day.
NDIS plays supporting role
The National Disability Insurance Scheme
(NDIS) is a small but significant part of the broader National
Disability Strategy - a 10-year plan that is paramount to an
Leadership Network for Women with a Disability
Tuesday, 10 March, 2015, 1:00 PM
Do you aspire to be a leader? Are you one already?
The Leadership Network for Women with a Disability is currently forming with the support of Women with Disabilities Victoria.
You can play a role in forming the Barwon branch!
Thursday, 7 May, 2015
KarnivART is a unique art exhibition, proudly sponsored by Technology One and City of Greater Geelong, featuring high quality artwork created by artists with a disability or a mental illness.
KarnivART 2015 will be launched on Wednesday 6th March with a cocktail event where the winners will be announced. The exhibition will then be open to the general public between 10.00am and 3.00pm from Thursday 7th through to Friday 29th May at Karingallery.
Entries for KarnivART 2015 are now open!
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