AFRI AUS CARE
PROGRAMS & SERVICES
We work to address mental health taboos within African and other Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities. We provide assistance and support to individuals through primary mental health intervention and intensive support programs and
by counselling clients’ families. Involvement in these programs enables individuals to better integrate into Australian society.
Peer-to-Peer Restorative Pathways
UBUNTU PEER SUPPORT
Complex trauma background (girls project)
Mental illness & AOD
Contact with the justice system
Covid-19 emergency relief program (ongoing)
Cooking, sewing & gardening
Integration between the Ubuntu Peer to Peer restorative family & the Empowering African Mothers project
Employment Pathways – Working for Victoria
Collaborating with private and legal aid lawyers, court support
Referrals from prison and detention centres
Counselling services: Family support
Prision programs: Basketball/Soccer
Resillence & regulation program
Taskforce Community Agency: working for victoria
Disability employment services: APM
Onsite training e.g cleaning, landscaping, gardening
Bush fire response
Covid-19 response:food & material aid
Assisting with homelessness issues post release from prison
SOUTH EAST COMMUNITY LEADERS YOUTH ENGAGMENT PROGRAM
Health & wellbeing
Adressing intergenerational gaps
EMPOWERING AFRICIAN MOTHERS PROJECT: UBUNTU IN PRACTICE
Complex resettlement challenges
Health and wellbeing pathways
Reintroduction of the practice of Ubuntu
Reintegration into the wider community
Addressing intergenerational gaps
Research with UOM and department of justice and community safety
Black Rhinos is a crime prevention sport program for male youth focusing on primary intervention for social inclusion and assisting those who are in the justice system. The program provides our clients with enjoyable sporting experiences and opportunities for positive social integration.
PROJECTS & PARTNERSHIP
Many clients come to Afri-Aus Care (AAC) with unresolved trauma. This trauma may have occurred in their country of origin and/or after settling here in Australia. Because of the stigma that mental illness attracts amongst many African and other CALD communities, it may remain undiagnosed and untreated. AAC works to remove these barriers and improve personal wellbeing.
INTAKE & REFERAL
Referrals from Health and Community Agencies
Self referrals and by Community
AAC maintains connection with local health, education, government, legal and community agencies to enable clients with culturally specific needs to access appropriate services.
Culturally appropriate COUNSELLING
Afri-Aus Care offers Culturally Appropriate Counselling, we use the UBUNTU guidlines that works perfectly well with the Postive Change Model. Participants are offered intesive assesment, holistic support and referals to appropriate professioanls who are familiar with or are willing to learn about the African culture.
In partnership with The Department Of Justice And Community Saftey, University Of Melbourne, Victoria Women’s Trust, City Of Melbourne and a number of stakeholders including Local, and State government. We provide Culturally Appropriate Womens group using the UBUNTU guidelines and the Positive Change Model. In Springvale we have the UBUNTU Peer to Peer Restorative Family program that has been extended to our city office. The Empowering African Mothers Group runs every Thursday at the Springvale Centre. In this program the women attend cooking, sewing, gardening, english classes, employment pathway, African Australian parenting skills. Those who are ready to work have been placed in paid employment. For example some mothers and daughters have been employed by Afri-Aus Care.
Afri-Aus Care is run by Culturally Appropriate trained and qualified professionals from divierse backgrounds. We offer holistic and intensive assesment using our Health and Wellbeing Assesment tool. Our participants from any age are offered primary interventions, pre-rehabilitation and rehabbiliation based on the stage the participants come into our care. Postive outcomes from our participants is the main goal that Afri-Aus Care professionals look out for as they care for the participants. (Testimonal page coming soon)
AFRI-AUS CARE SUPPORT SERVICES
Afri-Aus Care UBUNTU Restorative Model regardless of where we come from in Mother land Africa we genuienly care for each other. Migration pathways to Australia are different for each individual/family. Upon arrival to Australia, we face similiar challenges, for example language barrier, seperation of families intergenerational conflict, under or unemployment. Cultural shock and over representation of African youth in prisions.
Afri-Aus Care works very closely with African Australian’s who are affected by these challeneges. Together with our highly qualified professionals the UBUNTU Peer to Peer restorative family youth group and volunteers, we tirelessly support our community members through the following groups: General Referals, UBUNTU Peer to Peer Restorative Family (Boys and girls), The Black Rhinos Basket Ball Program, The Empowering African Mothers UBUNTU Practice, Alternative Education And Employment Pathways, South East Community Leaders Engagement Program, Culturally Appropriate Legal Support, Prision Program, Emergency Response Programs (Covid-19 Response/Bush fires Response) and NDIS support Services.
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STAY IN TOUCH
Monday-Friday: 9am – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 3pm
Sunday: 10am – 2pm