Carers of Africa
Head Office
 

03-8900-8934

info@carersofafrica.org.au
Mon-Fri 8am - 6pm

1/19 Station Street
Dandenong, VIC 3175

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Health Care Services

 

Healthcare services offered by our organization are directed at achieving better health outcomes for vulnerable members of the African refugee community who have a diagnosed or un-diagnosed mental illness.  

We provide direct assessment and referral in cases where a member of the community presents with overt symptoms of mental illness and where other issues such as unemployment, poverty, homelessness, substance use and domestic violence may be an underlying cause in a mental health problem.  

Domestic Services
 
Available for free to new migrants wanting to assimilate themselves quickly to Australian Culture

 

  • Literacy classes

  • Numeracy classes

  • Resume help – with resume templates

  • Cover letter help

  • VCE tutoring

  • Tutoring help

  • Study sessions coaching

    • Aussie slang

    • Communication in the workplace lessons

    • Write basic workplace information

    • Australian way of life

    • History and culture of Australia

Community Correction Order Support

  • We enable people on community corrections orders to have an opportunity to serve their community hours in a culturally specific environment at our Op Shop.

  • We look for legal supportive services (pro bono services) for the disadvantaged community.

  • We provide supportive services in court and tribunal hearings.

Volunteer Services
 
  1. Creating a supportive community for people of African/CALD Heritage.

  2. Providing support visits to individuals of African/CALD heritage in Victorian prisons.

  3. Providing advice for people of African/CALD heritage on various issues affecting their community.

  4. Providing support services for released prisoners to integrate with community and gain employment.

  5. Providing support services for families of prisoners.

  6. Conducting focus group discussions within disadvantaged families on various issues regarding health, offending behavior, alcohol, drugs, cultural issues, employment and other issues affecting the community.

  7. Working with researchers and other institutions on topics related to people of African heritage.

  8. Providing support services for students with mental health, alcohol and or drug dependence problems.

  9. Advocacy on behalf of disadvantaged individuals in regards to their right to service provision and citizenship.

  10. Providing a networking platform for lonely individuals and families.

Free Community Website Development

If you are a community organisation or not-for-profit organisation working for the community, Carers of Africa Inc. is offering website development including content update for free. For more information contact the IT specialist on 03 9706 9887.

Other Services

  • Shipping second-hand medical equipment, mobility aids, and medical supplies to African rural health clinics.

  • Shipping 40-foot container of medical equipment, 170 wheelchairs for kids and other medical supplies to Zambia (Working in partnership with Wheelchairs For Kids and Appropriate Paper Technology)

  • Planned Medical Center in Zambia