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ABORIGINAL KINSHIP PROGRAM

(The Grannies Group Program)  

The Grannies Group is a peer support network of Aboriginal grandparents who advocate on behalf of issues affecting their children, grandchildren and their community
Aims

  • To establish network and support systems within the group and community
  • To reduce drug related deaths in our Nunga community
  • To create an awareness of drug issues and to offer support and encouragement for a community approach to resolving issues
  • To ensure grandmothers and grandfathers access financial assistance when caring for their grandchildren
  • To ensure Aboriginal organizations that receive funding to service the Aboriginal community are accountable
  • To inform others within and outside the community about its purpose and hopes of achievement.

Purpose

The Grannies Croup meetings are focused on:

  • Discussing drug abuse issues and the effect on the whole community
  • Providing support to other grandmothers, grandfathers and families
  • Discussing issues with relevant representatives from Government. Aboriginal and Community Organizations
  • Providing opportunities  for people to access outreach support
  • On working cooperatively with all key stakeholders in providing direction of issues impacting   on the Aboriginal community

 

The Grannies meet every fortnight at:
The Parks Community Centre
Cowan St
Angle Park SA
Contact Diana Grose
PH: (08) 82409633
MOBILE: 0422000393
Email: Diana.grose@health.sa.gov.au