07 Apr ‘Strong Communities’ To Launch New Program ‘Stronger Together’
The program launched in Gladstone on the 30th of March, and will aim to support multicultural communities.
The program will include several services including ‘My Aussie Plan (MAP)’ a tool to help people migrating from overseas to adjust to their new lives in Australia. The other services include community information sessions, safe relationship awareness activities, storytelling projects, grief and loss resilience building programs to directly cope with COVID19 and organisational support to those working with culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
The program will operate within the Philip Street Communities and Families Precinct, as it is important for these services to exist in the heart of the community. Stronger Together Project Officer, Supria Singh, says that the MAP program would have been a great help to her eleven years ago, when she moved to Australia from India with her husband and young daughter.
“I am very excited to be part of this initiative, I have the personal experience of moving to a new country and having to find my place in the community. Services such as My Aussie Plan would have made my journey much easier and I would have felt better supported. I am very happy I can now help others with this resource,” Supria said.
Strong Communities Ltd. began operating in Gladstone in 2019 with the intention of delivering much needed services for regional and remote communities. Supporting families, children and other organisations, Strong Communities has worked with key agencies all around Central Queensland as well as providing access to programs for families nationally, using digital platforms.
Natalia Muszkat, Director and founder of Strong Communities Ltd. wants to put a focus on areas where support is limited.
“We work in areas where families have limited services, we use our knowledge, experience, creativity and forward-thinking approach to make a real difference in the lives of people.