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Safe Communities - Hands Together

Non-Government Organisation Support

Social support services in The Torres Strait

Project overview

Safe Communities provides operational funding for locally based community organisations to deliver social support services in the region:


Port Kennedy Association

  • Children’s programs including Afterschool Care, Vacation Care and Mura Kaimel Playgroup
  • National Disability Insurance Scheme

Mura Kosker Sorority

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Family and Domestic¬†¬†Violence Support Services for women, men, children and young people
  • Older Peoples Action Program and the Torres Strait Healthy Ageing Program to promote active and healthy ageing activities for over 50’s
  • Child and Family Support Program to support safety and wellbeing of children and their families
  • Emergency Relief Program through the Salvation Army.
  • Mura Buai Torres Strait Family Wellbeing Program to provide specialist support services to families and individuals
  • Family Participation Program to assist families involved in the child safety system.
  • Food Security and Vulnerable Families in the Torres Strait works in partnership with community and key stakeholders to identify community food security priorities and key actions.

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