VACCA expands services and celebrates official opening of new Ovens Murray office in Wangaratta

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26 November 2019 

The Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) has expanded its services within the Ovens Murray region with a new office in Wangaratta. To celebrate, the community is invited to the official office opening on Wednesday 27 November.

“Since setting up the office in Wangaratta late last year, we have been able to strengthen our engagement and connections within the Aboriginal community in the Ovens Murray region.” said VACCA Senior Program Manager, Hannah Clancy

“Alongside this engagement, the need for our services in the region continues to grow, and to support this, we continue to grow our team and offering – expanding from three to 15 staff members in less than twelve months.” adds Hannah

“We are excited about our work to date – and look forward to building new and meaningful connections within the community.”

VACCA provides a range of programs to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community within the Ovens Murray region in out-of-home care, better futures (post care), family services and family violence services – with a Family Violence Therapeutics Program due to commence in February 2020.

Established in 1977, VACCA has become Victoria’s leading state-wide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people and family services organisation.

Employment opportunities are currently open in family violence, kinship care and Better Futures – as well as recruitment of foster carers within the region.

Information on our services, employment opportunities and foster care program will be available on the day.

A Welcome to Country and traditional smoking ceremony will be presented by local elder, Uncle Freddie.

For more information contact communications@vacca.org.

Event details

10:30am on Wednesday 27 November 2019
Lloyd Building, Suite 3, 27-29 Faithful Street, Wangaratta

Light refreshments provided.

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