Entries by Adam Fratantaro

Help enrich our community for generations to come

Our communities are made up of diverse cultures and people, from the first people to migration dating back to Geelong’s founding, and more recently those fleeing persecution. For over 40 years, Diversitat has been providing programs and support services that embrace diversity, create inclusion and unity. By remembering Diversitat through a gift in your Will, […]

Diversability Centre at the Hub

On 3 August, Sarah Henderson, member for Corangamite, announced that we have been successful with our Stronger regions application for $314,000 for our Diversability centre at Diversitat’s Northern Community Hub. In addition to this funding announcement, Give Where You Live have also committed $75,000 to the Diversability centre. Further to this, we are in discussions […]

Settlement Program tender success!

We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded a major Commonwealth contract to provide refugee and migrant settlement across Victoria’s south-west region. The Humanitarian Settlement Program contract was awarded to AMES Australia and, as their partner organisation, Diversitat will be working with newly arrived refugees and asylum seekers to help them to become […]

Tenancy Assistance and Advocacy Program

Diversitat has recently secured funding for the Tenancy Assistance and Advocacy Program for the Barwon region. The program can provide advice and assistance in relation to private residential tenancy matters and can also provide advocacy at VCAT for low income earners and victims of family violence. Matthew Smith is the Tenancy Assistance and Advocacy Worker, […]

Aged Support goes to Bollywood

Over July and August, our Aged Support clients got to enjoy a taste of Bollywood! Clients were treated to four sessions with Asra, their very on Bollywood dance instructor. Asra showed clients how to move their bodies the ‘Bollywood way’ and they had a great time giving it a go! The sessions were all part […]

School Holidays Fun

The Community Development Team held a range of youth activities over the school holidays. These included an activity day hosted by St Joseph’s College, horse riding, trips to Dandenong and the Melbourne Arts Centre, an African drumming workshop and the Ride Out program at Barwon River. Eighty young people attended the St Joseph’s Activity Day […]

Inaugural Celebration of Equip! Graduates

The stories, laughs and feeling in the room at the Round One Equip! Celebration on Thursday 20 July was clear indication that the Equip! Program is helping young people in many ways. Held at the Cats Deakin Community Centre, approximately 40 young people with a CALD background and their mentors celebrated the completion of the Program. The […]

Reconnect Students learning Life Skills

Earlier this year six students in the Reconnect Program completed a six hour introductory course in the area of Life Skills. The training was run in house and topics included: Motivation, Confidence and Self esteem Communication Budgeting and Money Management Life Path – Career Planning The purpose of the Reconnect Program is to provide regular mentoring to students and help them […]