Karingal services wrapping up

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THE current management of Karingal Neighbourhood House is set to wind up operations.

Karingal Neighbourhood House Incorporated, a not for profit community organisation, has been running programs out of Karingal PLACE Neighbourhood Centre for close to four decades. On 9 May they made the decision to wind up their work.

A statement issued by the group said “based on the outcome of a review undertaken by the Committee of Management into the organisation’s financial projections, the Committee has made the difficult decision to wind up the organisation. This decision has not come lightly nor without significant consideration of alternatives.”

“We understand that this decision will have an impact on both our staff and the local community that we have served for nearly 40 years. The Committee of Management and the KNH staff would like to thank the community and volunteers who have supported the house since it commenced operation in 1982 and our funding bodies who have enabled us to provide programs of activities as dynamic and diverse as they have been over the years,” the statement read.

“The KNH Committee are working closely with our stakeholders to support a transition of current services and to make the process as smooth as possible for the community. The programs currently run by KNH and the management of the rooms that are currently hired, will transfer to other service providers.”

Occasional child care run by Karingal Neighbourhood House concluded 17 May. 

Council run services at the centre will continue to operate. Maternal and child health, youth services, and kindergarten services will continue to run at the centre.

First published in the Frankston Times – 20 May 2019

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