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17/05/2021
DV victim wishes MATE program was around to help her

A Bundaberg mother and former victim of domestic violence is in support of a new program that aims to tackle DV from a community bystander approach.

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17/05/2021
STRONGER TOGETHER: Be a MATE; help put an end to violence

Last year Queensland Court figures showed the number of Domestic Violence Orders lodged in Bundaberg had increased by over 30% when compared to the previous year. This increase, from 355 applications to 468, was the largest in the state.

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17/05/2021
Jasmyne teaches the secrets of memorable customer service

New trainer and assessor Jasmyne Larter has only been with IMPACT Community Services for four weeks but is already helping people transform their lives.

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10/05/2021
STRONGER TOGETHER: The Green Gang changing lives one traineeship at a time

At IMPACT we see thousands of people walk through our doors each year wanting to educate themselves, become better people, and improve their lives. There are many ways in which IMPACT facilitates these transitions, and this week I am going to shine a light on our hardworking trainees.

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05/05/2021
IMPACT Program Survey

At IMPACT Community Services we are committed to improving the supports we provide. This survey is one way we offer those who connect with IMPACT with an opportunity to provide feedback. We’d really appreciate you taking a few minutes to share your thoughts. Together we can focus on helping people improve their lives.

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04/05/2021
STRONGER TOGETHER: Becoming comfortable in vulnerability

I recently sat down with one of our Cooee participants to discuss how she was finding the group, and I couldn’t help but feel a sense of joy and fulfillment as she opened up about her experience.

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04/05/2021
MATE Bystander approach: Coming together to tackle domestic violence

A new approach to tackle the Bundaberg region’s surging domestic violence rate is set to launch in Bundaberg. IMPACT Community Services, Uniting Care & Family Relationship Centre and Family Law Pathways Network has announced their partnership with Griffith University Queensland to bring the MATE Bystander Program to the region.

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30/04/2021
Nicole finds her dream job on the other side of the world

Nicole Steffenhagen loves helping young people find their way in life and she's travelled halfway around the world to help Bundaberg's youth do just that. Nicole is a Youth Worker with IMPACT Community Services' Get Set for Work program, which offers an individualised service to young people aged between 15 and 19.

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20/04/2021
STRONGER TOGETHER: New NDIS Programs for better support

The National Disability Insurance Scheme provides Australians under the age of 65 with a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary support they need to enjoy life.

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20/04/2021
Finding purpose in the workplace: how can I make an IMPACT?

I remember turning 45 years old and thinking to myself, 'Is this what I want to do for the rest of my life?'
I was approaching my 20th anniversary with one the Big Four Banks. I was good at my job, my customers were loyal, I was financially in a strong position but still felt like there was something missing in my professional life.

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13/04/2021
STRONGER TOGETHER: Community Hub to benefit Bundaberg

Visiting numerous service providers and community groups to provide paperwork or documentation can be difficult, especially for families who may struggle with transport, child care options or long working hours.

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12/04/2021
Meet Jannene Thorn, IMPACT's Mental Health champion

Jannene Thorn knows a thing or two about lending a helping hand to those in need of support.

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