ER Emergency Relief- Food Vouchers (Only available to eligible clients on Wednesdays 9:00am to 1:00pm)
Confirmation of Aboriginality- (Required forms available at front desk and ID is required)
Indigenous Australian Identification (ID)- (Available upon request, Current ID and Current Centrelink Statement required)
Gungarde Hall Hire Available- (Bookings Essential)
Open Monday-Thursday 8:30am-3:00pm
Phone- 0740 695 412
We provide long term accommodation for members in accordance with the expressed wishes of the Aboriginal Community in the Cooktown area in a form and manner which enhances their ability to pursue a lifestyle of their choice.
Open Monday to Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm
Community Housing- 0467855831
Link to housing application form: https://www.qld.gov.au/housing/public-community-housing/forms
Link to Dept. Housing and Public Works homepage: https://www.chde.qld.gov.au/
WHAT IS HIPPY?
A free 2 year, home based early learning program designed to support families who want to be their child’s first teacher.
HOW DOES HIPPY WORK?
HIPPY tutors deliver, explain and show families age appropriate activities that they can do with their child. Together families explore colours, shapes, numbers, patterns, science, letters, sounds, creativity, building friendships and so much more
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
All children in their Pre-Prep year (starting Prep in 2022) and who live in Cooktown, Rossville, Bloomfield, Wujal Wujal and Hopevale.
For more info: http://hippyaustralia.bsl.org.au/
Or Contact Melissa Griffiths (Cooktown HIPPY Coordinator) 0498558726
The Family Wellbeing Support Service provides assistance with the following-
• Supports to implement a culturally relevant, strengths-based, family centred support service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people and their families.
• Provide day to day advice, guidance and support to Wellbeing Workers to ensure implementation of caseloads in accordance with agreed case plans.
• Implement and undertake client intake processes including initial assessment of client needs and allocate cases to Wellbeing Workers in accordance with approved caseload management protocols.
• Manage caseload allocation and provide advice and guidance in the distribution of casework to Wellbeing Workers.
• Work with Wellbeing Workers to develop case plans, monitor and review case plan and provide support with complex cases, including undertaking case work.
• Implement processes to ensure collection of accurate client information and data by Wellbeing Workers, maintain case files and prepare reports.
• Develop and maintain working relationships with service providers to enable shared case management, referral pathways and ongoing support for clients after exiting the Service.
• Promote the Service locally through community engagement activities, networking and promotional activities.
• Gather and record statistical data relevant to measuring performance against agreed indicators and participate in review and evaluation activities.
For more information please contact Frances Gertz on 0439695402 or email@example.com
All Centrelink enquiries and self service.
Open Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:00pm
(Except Public Holidays)
Youth Empowerment Program
For more information please contact Tiana Salt on 0473882208
The Family Participation Program (FPP) supports indigenous families to fully participate in child protection decisions that affect their lives. The FPP supports families that find themselves in a situation where the Department of Child Protection have become involved when concerns are raised about a child or young person’s care and safety. FPP facilitates the Family-Led Decision Making Process when decisions are required about the safety or care of a child. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family-led decision making strives to preserve, promote and enhance the child’s connections to family, community and country.
FPP services (FPPs) are run by independent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled organisations that support families to participate in decision making. Gungarde co-ordinates the FPP for the Cook Region, servicing indigenous communities, include Cooktown, Hopevale, Wujal Wujal, Laura and Coen. FPP uses the Family Led Decision Making Process to ensure that families are included in decision making, utilising this platform allows families to speak up and ensure their voices are heard when they have a say about what happens to their child/children.
For more information about FPP either call the Gungarde Office (07) 4069 5412 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The last year has seen many exciting changes to our Nursery.
The commencement of a new staff members has made a wonderful addition to the ever expanding store.
Elizabeth and Byron are now in store to help your garden look its best.
We now stock a HUGE range of Exotic, Native and tropical fruit trees, and shrubs.
From Seeds to Seedlings. Pots to Planters! You can be sure we have what you need.
Open Monday to Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm
Weekend Saturday only- 9:00am- 1:00pm
Phone- 0740 696 666
Tyre power Cooktown is an enterprise arm of the Gungarde Community Centre.
We supply tyre products and services for passenger and off road vehicles, trucks and Heavy Earthmoving Machinery, Forklifts, agricultural equipment and both civil and mining machinery. In addition, we also provide a full comprehensive vehicle service and inspection station throughout Cape York to various customers including community, Local, State and Federal Government vehicles, trucks and buses of all sizes. We also have a new modern car wash and vacuum facility located at our 2 Ferrari Street premises.
Gungarde Community Centre Healing House:
Gungarde Community Centre Aboriginal Corporation is building a Healing House in Cooktown.
The Centre specific target groups are young men aged 16years + who are needing assistance or at risk and need of services.
Service will provide:
• Accommodation (2night accommodation)
• Centrelink support
• Medical Service
• Drug and Alcohol Counselling
• Mental Health Counselling
Following support are provided within a social justice framework:
· 24hour access to the service
· Shelter and day to day necessities
· Support to find stable, long term accommodation.
· Advocacy and referral to other organisations including housing, income support, education, employment, health legal and family support service.
Youth Empowered Towards Independence (YETI) is a support agency for young people aged 12-25 years old living in Far North Queensland.
YETI was established in 1995 and is a not for profit non-government organisation. YETI is overseen by a Management Committee and receives funding from both the State and Federal government. The agency facilitates a range of programs focusing on the needs of vulnerable young people, including: a day program; case management; therapeutic counselling; outreach; and research and evaluation.
Amongst other principles, YETI particularly values cultural safety, empowerment and harm minimisation. Our service delivery approach aims to engage young people and seek their participation in our service.
YETI currently employs a multidisciplinary team of teachers, social workers, community development workers, counsellors and psychologists. We believe strongly in recruiting practitioners from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island backgrounds.
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