Celebrating Vesak in 2021 – Shepparton

BuddhaVesak is when Buddhists in Shepparton and across Australia come together and recollect the Lord Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and passing. Vesak is an international celebration and listed among UN Observances. Buddhism is one of the world’s oldest philosophies of non-violence and has practiced peaceful relations for over 2600 years. In this day and age, Buddhism continues fostering of world peace. There will be a celebration of Vesak in Queens Gardens, Shepparton, on Saturday, 29 May 2021.

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Multicultural – CALD – Gamblers Help

Settlement Services InternationalSettlement Services International (SSI) is glad to announce that the Multicultural Gambling Harm Prevention Services (MGHPS) program is now up and running. The program offers a variety of free services for individuals and families experiencing negative effects from gambling in Victoria. Specific counselling support will be designed for individuals from Middle Eastern, Iranian, Afghani, Burmese, Indian, Sudanese, and Pasifika backgrounds.

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Visa and cultural barriers trapping migrant women in abusive relationship

See what you made me do

This week SBS will premiere See What You Made Me Do, a three-part series exploring the scourge of domestic violence in Australia.

In time for the series, the SBS Settlement Guide has produced an explainer video, articles and podcasts about the issues of domestic violence and coercive control in 23 languages.

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Covid information telephone line available in Arabic, Cantonese, Mandarin, Greek, Italian and Mandarin

Covid information telephone line available in Arabic Cantonese Mandarin Greek Italian and MandarinThere is an older persons Covid information telephone line available in Arabic, Cantonese, Mandarin, Greek, Italian and Mandarin. This mulitlingual telephone support line has been set up to help community members talk to call takers in their own language.

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The Orange Door opens in Shepparton

The Orange Door opens in SheppartonThe Orange Door is a free service for adults, children and young people who are experiencing or have experienced family violence and families who need extra support with the care of children. The Orange Door is now open in Central Shepparton, opposite Coles and Kmart.

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