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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 

 

 


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 - A fresh approach to workplace volunteering

Volunteers have put their hands up to get their hands dirty in a program that will improve access to fresh and healthy food for residents in Geelong's northern suburbs.

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Youth program graduate set to start apprenticeship

Indigenous job seeker Reagan Atkinson-Cumming has started a diesel mechanic apprenticeship after recently completing MatchWorks XLR8 Youth Program in Melton. The inspiring teenager has been supporting her family after her mother passed away four years ago.

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Media release - Taking the time to celebrate volunteers

When it comes to volunteering, Karingal DoCare volunteer Sylvia County truly does go the extra mile - whether that's by foot or bus.

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Media release - Wyndham Workplace Big Day Out

Volunteers from the Wyndham region will tap into the invaluable benefits of volunteering at the inaugural Wyndham Workplace Big Day Out.

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Geelong job seeker regains confidence after finding work

MatchWorks job seeker Lenny Peters was 15 years old when he became a paraplegic after losing his balance and falling 30 metres down a cliff-face at the beachside town of Barwon Heads. Now 49, Lenny has started a new job at Serco in Melbourne after he struggled to find work in Geelong when his previous employer in Warrnambool ceased business.

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Media release - Winter Ball a non-event

The Rotary Club of Geelong East and the Karingal Foundation are delighted to announce that the Winter Ball will NOT be held in Geelong on June 25.

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Media release - Creative talents on show at KarnivART

What do Lee Kernaghan, Marilyn Manson  and a combi van have in common? They will all feature in KarnivART Geelong 2016, which has attracted a record-breaking amount of entries.

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Building community inclusion

Five Karingal clients have seized the opportunity to soak up new experiences as part of the Community Inclusion Initiative.

The National Disability Services project was commissioned by the National Disability Insurance Agency. It saw five Karingal clients and their families step outside the square and try something new. By doing so, they co-designed innovative ways to build community inclusion.

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A growing partnership: Karingal Foundation joins another M~M journey

The Karingal Foundation has again combined with Mountain to Mouth: Geelong's Extreme Arts Walk in a partnership that will have invaluable ongoing benefits for the community.

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Upcoming Events

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The Geelong Elder Abuse Forum 2016 Wednesday, 15 June, 2016, 9:30 AM Practical sessions on recognising elder abuse. Featuring guest speakers Gary Ferguson from Senior Rights Victoria and Kathy Day from Karingal.
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Not the Winter Ball Saturday, 25 June, 2016 This is the first time ever that the Winter Ball has NOT been held in Geelong, Australia. When you are invited to attend a Ball, Charity Auction or other formal function, don't you often wish you didn't have to attend (for appearances sake)? Well, now you DON'T.
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