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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Australian Citizenship – Study Course

Australian PassportCommunity Hub and Wilmot Road Primary School along with Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District are offering a free course for anyone seeking Australian Citizenship. The course is centred around a study of the questions contained in the test. The course is free and commences on Thursday 20 May 2021. This is an English Medium course. Interpreters will be in attendance.

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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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Additional support for people on temporary visas experiencing family violence

Australian Red Cross LogoRed Cross welcomes the federal government’s $10 million investment in dedicated support for people on temporary visas who are experiencing domestic and family violence. This includes $6.5 million to Red Cross to provide financial assistance to this group, as an extension of the current nationwide emergency relief program.

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