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Family Violence Forum: Practice and Prevention 

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. Forum program and registration form.
Date: Thursday 7 August 9:00am-3:30pm.
Function Centre, 1st Floor, Manningham City Council, 699 Doncaster Road, Doncaster.

RSVP: 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.
Contact: or phone 9856 1500.
Venue, date & time: TBA.

iMatter Forum for the Parents of Teens/Pre-teens
In May 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 Leader). 

National Volunteer Week Function 2014

To 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 volunteers. 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. We were 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

The iMatter 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.