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Uniting Country SA – Reflecting back on 2018

It’s 2019 and Uniting Country SA is looking forward to the challenges and opportunities that the new year brings. Right now though, we are reflecting on the achievements of the year past. In 2018 Uniting Country SA celebrated some exciting events. We celebrated Mental Health Week, NAIDOC Week, Tarpari Day,

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Betty Quinn Celebrates 50 Years Of Volunteering At UCSA

On the 1st September 1968 Betty Quinn walked into “the Port Pirie Central Mission” now known as Goods @ Gertrude and asked if she could volunteer. This week Betty celebrated 50 years of volunteering at a special event dedicated to Uniting Country SA’s (UCSA) volunteers. Betty recalls that when she

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Whyalla HIPPY graduation

HIPPY encourages parents to be their children’s first educator, engaging families in developing early literacy and numeracy skills. HIPPY aims to promote the enjoyment of learning in the early years of education starting with kindy then onto school. Tuesday 6th November saw HIPPY Whyalla celebrate its 8th graduation. 18 children

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Celebrate Mental Health Week 2018

Click here to view the flyer Mental Health Week 2018 7-13 October 2018 Mind Your Health. Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. Let’s take care of it together. Mental Health Week is an annual, international event that aims to improve community awareness and interest in

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Commonwealth Bank Foundation Grant

On Friday 8th June Uniting Country SA received $30,000 from the Commonwealth Bank Foundation with contributions from the Port Pirie, Kadina and Clare branches, as apart of the bank’s centenary grants. The local branches nominated Uniting Country SA as a recipient for the grant, due to the much needed services

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Women’s Voices Forum

The Indulkana Youth Shed was lucky enough to host a Women’s Voices forum for the Australian Human Rights Commission last week. June Oscar, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner visited along with some of her staff and an interpreter on her journey to collect the voices of

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Malu Wipu Cookout

During the school holidays Geoffrey, the father of one of our staff members helped to cook Malu Wipu (kangaroo tail) for everyone at the Indulkana Youth Shed. Our two youth support workers, Annita and Joanne showed visiting staff how to char and scrape the hair off the tails before wrapping

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