Category Archives: Featured

Violence prevention: How one agency is leading the way

UNITINGCARE Gippsland staff recently participated in a leadership program focusing on preventing all forms of violence against women. The one-day training program, led by Gippsland Women’s Health training coordinator Sarah Smethurst, gave staff an opportunity to upskill and further develop … Continue reading

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Asylum Seeker programs continue to be a welcoming service

As we celebrate Refugee Week, 14 – 20 June, we take a look at one of the strongest services provided within our network. Lentara UnitingCare Asylum Seeker Programs encompass the Asylum Seeker Welcome Centre and the Asylum Seeker Project. Asylum … Continue reading

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Every Week is Volunteer Week

For UnitingCare Geelong every week is volunteer week because without volunteers the vital services delivered to the community simply wouldn’t exists. CEO Des Younghusband said the agency relied on about 400 volunteers in very diverse roles to ensure service users … Continue reading

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Caring for People and the Earth

April 22 is International Mother Earth Day and therefore this issue of Director’s Update is looking at the innovative projects undertaken at Kildonan UnitingCare’s PepperTree Place, in Coburg. According to Kildonan UnitingCare CEO Stella Avramopoulos, the connection between caring for … Continue reading

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Newpin offers women a sense of belonging and a positive pathway

by Chip Henriss Working in the community sector UnitingCare staff are often at the sharp end of social dysfunction, mental illness and disadvantage that plague sections of our community. As many of us know the symptoms and effects of disadvantage … Continue reading

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A Revamped business model

UnitingCare Geelong has come up with a “way cool” business model for selling recycled clothing and collectables. ‘Revamp’ is an exciting new store that sells current, retro and vintage clothing, homewares and collectables at 45 Mercer Street in Geelong. The … Continue reading

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Something to Celebrate

It’s fantastic to share in the success of our colleagues this month with so many awards and appointments in Victoria and Tasmania. Awards and appointments: UnitingCare Tasmania CEO Lindy O’Neill is a state finalist in the category of government and … Continue reading

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An up-close connection

On Thursday 21 August, Connections UnitingCare hosted the third “Tour of Connections”, giving 27 key supporters a behind-the-scenes tour of a number of services. Acting Manager Community Relations Kirrilee Torney said participants were taken to Connections UnitingCare Dandenong, Narre Warren … Continue reading

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