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Kirrip Newsletter - 15th March 2021
Yaama! 

We have an exciting week at Kirrip! Our Elders Group is making a trip to Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre on Tuesday 16th March where we will visit the gallery and the gift shop, perhaps see some wallabies and emus, and of course have lunch! This does mean that we will not have Bingo on this week.

We also have our Men's Group on Wednesday night and Carers Support Group on Thursday morning (both at Kirrip House). And lastly, on Friday, our Women's Group will be doing some soap making. 

We have some other exciting things going on like expansion of our youth group and we have a new staff member. Keep reading to find out more info!

Take care you mob,

The team at Kirrip. 
PROGRAMS
For a brief description of our groups, please head to our website.

Elders Group
Every Tuesday at 11:00am
 
Bingo by Kirrip
Every Tuesday at 1:30pm

Youth in Partnership
Every Tuesday at 4:30pm

Supported Playgroup
Every Wednesday at 10am
Held at Bridge Road Community & Children's Centre

Men's Group
Every 2nd Wednesday at 5:00pm (next on 17th March)

Carers Support Group
Every 2nd Thursday at 10:00am (next on 18th March)

Women's Group
Every 2nd Friday at 11:00am (next on 19th March)
Flu Vaccine

Kirrip and Djerriwarrh Health Services are partnering to help get our mob vaccinated against the flu.
To help us plan for this, please click here and let us know if you are interested. The survey is anonymous.
Youth in Partnership

Kirrip has received many enquiries about an Aboriginal youth program for those under 12 and we would love to deliver that. We want to open up our current program to all school aged youth! For us to plan and prepare for this, please register your interest by clicking here.
 
Introducing Melissa Baker
Aboriginal Health Service Liaison

Hey there! I am a very proud Erub and Moa Island woman from the Torres Strait. I work as the Aboriginal Health Liaison Officer (AHLO) for Kirrip in partnership with Djerriwarrh Community Health Services. My role is to link our Indigenous community members in with a variety of services within Djerriwarrh Health and Kirrip. I will help ensure our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families feel safe and supported within those services, advocate on their behalf, ensure they have a say in their own care, prioritizing their needs to receive services in a timely manner and attend appointments with them for emotional, social and/or cultural support.   

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 Wednesday 17th March. 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.
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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