Support Services and Programs

The Warringinee Group provides support and services through:  

Access and Support via Home and Community Care (HACC)

  • Balee Program  – adult planned activities
  • Transport to appointments and activities
  • Assessment and referral
  • Referrals for individual, respite and home care

 Cultural Information and Education

  • Cultural awareness and education
  • Advocacy and access to Aboriginal service providers

 Community Development

  •  Implementation of cultural awareness initiatives
  •  Facilitation and promotion of community programs and signatory events; Reconciliation Week and
  •  National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week
  •  Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Organisations
  •  Strategy and partnerships development

 Download: Warringinee Group flyer(PDF, 110KB)

Programs:

Balee Program

Balee Program, a local Boon Wurrung word meaning ‘Family’ is the new name and direction for the previously named Planned Activity Group (PAG). This represents the inclusiveness in the local Aboriginal community and is open to the whole family to attend.

This group is held every Friday from 10:00am – 2:00pm at the Mornington Peninsula Shire Community Complex at 10A Pound Road, Hastings (location of the Warringinee Group new office) and is facilitated by Karan Kent, the Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Aboriginal Access and Support Officer.

The group have partnerships with local Mornington Peninsula and Frankston community controlled organisations, service providers and land management authorities. A range of culturally appropriate activities and outings are scheduled throughout the year long program.

For further information please contact:

Karan Kent, Senior Social Planner - Aboriginal Culture and Community Development

Tel: 0417 543 488

Email Warringinee@mornpen.vic.gov.au

Download: Balee Program flyer (available in 2017)

Koori Kids Bush playgroup

The Koori Kids Bush playgroup is held every Thursday morning from 10:00am – 12:00pm (excluding school holidays) at Willum Warrain Aboriginal Gathering Place, 10C Pound Road, Hastings. Taxi vouchers are available for those without transport to come and enjoy the activities. 

The playgroup is specifically for 0 - 5 year old local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, families and carers. It is run by Carla Lauch (Aboriginal co-facilitator) and Kerry Fortuyn (MP Shire co-facilitator) and provides a natural learning environment for little ones.   They provide planned weekly activities that aim to strengthen children and families connection to culture including safe parenting supports. 

This project is being conducted in partnership with Willum Warrain Aboriginal Association and the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council’s child and family services.  The playgroup and project are funded by the Victorian Government Department of Education and Training.

Download: Koori Kids Bush playgroup flyer(PDF, 708KB)