Langford Aboriginal Association run a variety of weekly, fortnightly and monthly programs;
MOORDITJ MOORT OUTREACH SERVICE
Description: Moorditj Moort (Strong Family) Outreach Service working out of Langford Aboriginal Association is a new program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples who live in Langford, Gosnells and surrounding suburbs.
The Moorditj Moort Outreach Team will work in partnership with other service providers to ensure Aboriginal community members with Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) concerns receive the best possible support for recovery and wellness.
The team will provide advocacy, transportation (to and from appointments) and appropriate client referrals.
Our Outreach Worker is available: Monday – Thursday (8:30am-4:30pm)
ART AND YARNING
When: Tuesday & Thursday, 10:30am – 1:30pm (Weekly)
Description: Just want to relax with other people while painting the day away? Join us each Tuesday during the term and get involved in creating beautiful artwork and enjoying a nice lunch. Bring along your paints and canvases. Any children attending with you are your responsibility.
MOORDITJ YOKA WOMEN’S GROUP
When: Saturday, 1pm – 3pm (Weekly)
Description: This program is for all Aboriginal women and is full of fun arts and crafts, activities, yarning and outings. Bring along your female family members and friends for a fun-filled Saturday.
When: Monday, 10am – 2pm (Weekly)
Description: This program is for parents and carers of Aboriginal children aged 0—17 years old that live in and around the Langford area. My Time is the perfect ‘playgroup’ for you and children. It is not only about the kids having their own play and development time, but parents also are involved in education, arts and crafts, and playtime with their children. A crèche is available for children aged 0—5 only and a delicious meal is provided for everyone. Come and meet other parents and share, support and strengthen the knowledge you already have. This program is sponsored by Ngala. Make time for yourself!
NOONGAR LANGUAGE CLASSES
Beginner Class: Tuesday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm (Weekly)
Advanced Class: Tuesday, 6:45 – 7:45pm (Weekly)
Description: Come along, have fun and learn our wonderful Noongar Language! This 8 week program is available to all Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal community members with 2 levels available depending on your current language levels. Children wanting to learn the language are welcome to attend with an adult. You can only join these classes within the first 2 weeks of the delivery start date.
Time: Monday, 11am – 2pm (Weekly)
Description: Serving a variety of healthy foods at our Weekly Cafe. Menus and price lists will be distributed the week before each event.
Pre Orders Welcome!!
Time: Thursday, 10am – 1pm (Weekly)
Description: The establishment of one of the first Aboriginal Men’s Shed is now in operation and situated within the grounds of LAA. This new and exciting initiative is where aboriginal Men gather to share stories, experiences, skills and talents.
Exclusively for Aboriginal Men it offers creativity, cultural, social and emotional well being in a safe non-judgmental environment. The Men look forward to increasing the membership of the Men’s Shed, so come along and be a part of this exciting program
GRIEF & LOSS
Time: Tuesday, 6pm – 8:30pm (Weekly)
Description: These sessions will help provide support for you, your family and community members who are facing loss of someone or something important.
Experiencing a loss is a challenge that each of us face. Talking about your feelings and concerns or listening to other can help!
THE NATIONAL EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM (NEP)
The National Empowerment Program has developed from extensive community consultations across 11 sites in Australia in response to high rates of psychological distress, self-harm and suicide.
The aim is to promote the positive social and emotional wellbeing and mental health of families and the community, to build resilience and prevent psychological distress and suicide.
The National Empowerment Project Cultural, Social and Emotional Wellbeing (CSEWB) Program is a twelve-month program containing an intensive 12 week program offered on three occasions during the 12 months.
While the 12 week CSEWB Program focuses on strengthening the social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB) of individuals, the twelve-month community SEWB program focuses on strengthening the SEWB of families and the community and will involve a number of activities that have a community-wide focus.
Part of the Program involves community relationship building where Facilitators will contact other services and providers to enlist their support and involvement in the Program.
A Program Community Reference Group (CRG) will be formed to guide and assist the NEP Team and Facilitators and oversee the implementation of the 12 month National Empowerment Project CSEWB Program. This will further strengthen community ownership, will ensure that program duplication is avoided and will work with existing programs. The CRG will consist of senior people who share the goals of the NEP program and may include representatives from main family groups and relevant service providers.