Doncare will soon host its fifth
bi-annual family violence forum, to be opened by Paul
Linossier, CEO, Foundation to Prevent Violence Against
Women and Their Children.
Date: Thursday 7
Venue: Function Centre, 1st Floor,
Manningham City Council, 699 Doncaster Road, Doncaster.
or phone 9856 1514.
iMatter Community Forums
iMatter Student's Forum - Read
the Warning Signs
* * POSTPONED ** Date
and time to be advised
Doncare will present a forum for Year 9-11
students. Paul Zappa (Nirodah) and Belinda Lo (Eastern
Community Legal Centre) will facilitate
discussion on how young people can learn to read the
warning signs of abusive relationships.
or phone 9856 1500.
Venue, date & time:
iMatter Forum for
the Parents of Teens/Pre-teens
Doncare held a community forum to help
parents support their adolescents to read the warning signs of abuse, featuring
guest speakers Paul Zappa (Nirodah), Belinda Lo (Eastern
Community Legal Centre) and Kat Georgakopoulos (iMatter
National Volunteer Week Function 2014
celebrate National Volunteer Week
the largest celebration of volunteers and volunteerism
in Australia – Doncare held a luncheon on 16 May at
Monte Carlo Receptions to honour our team of dedicated
Doncare is the largest employer of volunteers in
Manningham and this national occasion provided an
opportunity to highlight the important role our
volunteers play and to thank them for all they do for
their local community.
fortunate enough to have both The Hon Kevin Andrews,
Minister for Social Services and The Hon Mary
Wooldridge, Minister for Community Services attend and
speak at the event. Doncare also unveiled a Volunteer
Perpetual Honour Tree at the event, created to celebrate
our wonderful volunteers who have given more than 10
years of valuable service.
Suji Kim's Doncare Fundraiser
Suji Kim at
the Pines Shopping Centre in Doncaster East is a proud
supporter of Doncare and in April held a fundraising
dinner at Eastern Court Restaurant, Templestowe. A great
night was enjoyed by over 150 people, with a fashion
parade, cabaret singing and silent auctions. The event
raised over $3,000 for Doncare and the store intends to
hold another event in November.
iMatter Card Set Launch
card set was officially launched on 20 March by The Hon
Mary Wooldridge at an event attended by politicians,
corporate partners, local police and representatives of
other community agencies. Paul Zappa of Nirodah, was
guest speaker at the event. The card set is an
initiative of the iMatter project, a domestic violence
prevention and youth leadership project, which was
developed by Doncare in 2011. The therapeutic card set
was designed by the young leaders to be used as a
resource for educational activities directed at young
girls and women. The cards will be used in counselling
sessions with young people and in the classroom as
conversation starters about the warning signs of abusive
relationships and the importance of self-esteem.