Culture

ABORIGINAL SERVICES

Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention & Legal Service Victoria (FVPLS)

Where: Level 3, 70-80 Wellington St Collingwood VIC 3066
Contact: 9244 3333
1800 105 303
Email: information@fvpls.org
Internet: www.fvpls.org

Bendigo & District Aboriginal Co-operative

Where: 13-15 Forest St Bendigo VIC 3550
Contact: 5442 4947
5441 0430 CASA

Department of Education & Training (DET)

Contact: 5440 3111
Kerri Douglas – Koori Engagement Support Officer
Internet: www.education.vic.gov.au

Nalderun Upper Loddon

Nalderun provide services to support the Aboriginal community, including The Meeting Place, Homework Centre, morning bus, tutoring, support and mentoring during employment and family days. Nalderun also run services for the community including curriculum writing and delivery for schools and kindergartens, perform ‘Welcome to Country’ ceremonies, cultural awareness training, indigenous cooking and planting and men’s and women’s business for interested community members.
Contact: 5479 1060 Kathryn Coff or 5479 1036 Julie McHale
Email: kcoff@cdch.com.au or jmchale@cdch.com.au

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency Co-Operative Limited

VACCA provides the following services: Family Support, Lakidjeka Crisis Support, Extended Care and Permanent Care, Family Preservation, Kurnai and a Debriefing Officer
Where: 139 Nicholson St East Brunswick VIC 3057
Contact: 8388 1855
Email: vacca@vacca.org
Internet: www.vacca.org

Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service

Contact: 9418 5999 24 hr service 1800 064 865
Internet: www.vals.org.au

OTHER CULTURAL SERVICES

Castlemaine District Community Health

Where: 13 Mostyn St Castlemaine VIC 3450
Contact: 5479 1000 Community Health Nurse
Areas: Refugee Health, Multicultural, Aboriginal, Women’s Health & Early Years
Email: email@cdch.com.au

Castlemaine Health

Where: 142 Cornish St Castlemaine VIC 3450
Contact: 5471 1673

REFUGEE HEALTH

Foundation House

A range of services are provided to people from refugee backgrounds (i.e. counselling, advocacy, family support, group work, psycho-education, school support, information sessions and complementary therapies). Foundation House provides family based assessment and short term torture trauma counselling in the first 6 months after arrival for Humanitarian entrants.
Where: 6 Gardiner Street Brunswick VIC 3056
Contact: 9388 0022
Email: info@foundationhouse.org.au
Internet: www.foundationhouse.org.au
Foundation House has contracts with regional counselling services to provide short term torture and trauma counselling.
Contact: 9389 8962 Rural Liaison Coordinator Therese Meehan

Royal Children’s Hospital – Immigration Health Service

Provides an assessment service for recently arrived children of a refugee background. This includes medical and dental assessment, immunisations, Mantoux testing and administration of Vitamin D as needed. Pathology, radiology and pharmacy services are available onsite. The Immigrant health clinic utilises the expertise of RCH interpreter service and runs alongside the infectious diseases, travel medicine and immunisation clinics. There is also a concurrent gastroenterology clinic.
Contact: 9345 5522 Helen Milton
Email: helen.milton@rch.org.au
Internet: www.rch.org.au/immigranthealth