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Kirrip Newsletter - 20th January 2021
Happy New Year!

We hope you had a lovely festive period and were able to spend time with your loved ones.

Here at Kirrip House we have been planning away for a great 2021! You may have seen on our Facebook page that many of our programs are resuming in just a couple of weeks time. They will all be held face-to-face, so we look forward to seeing you all again. Please scroll through this newsletter to see dates and times of our programs.

We have a COVIDSafe Plan in place so we can reopen safely. This does mean that our groups are limited in the number of participants that can attend, so please let us know if you would like to reserve a place. 

Take a read of what's happening below. See you all soon!
 
The team at Kirrip
PROGRAMS
Registrations essential - RSVP via phone or email.
For a brief description of our groups, please head to our website.

Elders Group
Weekly from Tuesday 2nd Feb at 11:00am
 
Bingo by Kirrip
Weekly from Tuesday 2nd Feb at 1:30pm

Youth in Partnership
Weekly from Tuesday 2nd Feb at 4:30pm

Men's Group
Fortnightly from Wednesday 3rd Feb at 5:00pm

Carers Support Group
Fortnightly from Thursday 4th Feb at 10:00am

Women's Group
Fortnightly from Friday 5th Feb at 11:00am
Our first activity will be the Bird box project!
NEW WEBSITE

We have a new website! 
www.kirripaboriginalcorporation.org

On there you can find a description of our programs, including some photos, and the support services we currently offer.
SUPPORT SERVICES

Foodbank packages
Once per fortnight we receive an order from Foodbank. These are packaged up and available for our community to access with a gold coin donation. The next packages will be available for pick up on Tuesday 2nd February. Please contact us if you would like a package - pick up is by appointment only. Read about our Foodbank service here.

Alcohol and other drug support
Kirrip can now refer to an Aboriginal drug and alcohol worker at Odyssey House.

Therapist
Do you need someone to talk to? Kirrip now has a therapist available. James Dokona, who worked with Kirrip prior to COVID-19 is back and running sessions through TeleHealth. Sessions are FREE and are available to individuals, couples and families. Please call us if you have any inquiries or would like to make a booking.

All of these services are confidential.
Introducing Keenan Madden
Local Aboriginal Justice Worker

Hey you Mob, my name is Keenan Madden.  I’m a proud Yorta Yorta and Taungurung descent.

It is with honour and integrity that I introduce myself as the new Local Aboriginal Justice Worker for the Western Metropolitan Region at Kirrip Aboriginal Corporation.

I am looking forward to the opportunity in being a part of the Justice system and the Koori community to improve justice outcomes and offer support to enhance the best outcomes for Koori people.

CONTACT DETAILS
Phone: 03 8088 0764
Email: yaama@kirripaboriginalcorporation.org
Website: www.kirripaboriginalcorporation.org
Follow us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KirripAboriginalCorporation/

Kirrip Aboriginal Corporation acknowledges the people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional custodians of the land in which we live and work. We pay respect to their elders past, present and future.

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