- Location: Dandenong, VIC
- Category: Community Services
7/57 Robinson St.
Dandenong VIC 3175
As a migrant, there are many twists and turns to go through before finally settling in a foreign land. Many refugees from Africa have experienced war, famine, and displacement from their own countries. Refugees from Africa who are now living in Victoria are especially vulnerable to mental illnesses such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety as a result of their homeland experiences and the experience of settling in a foreign country such as Australia.
To help people from CALD backgrounds suffering from mental illness Bright B. Chinganya and others founded Carers of Africa Inc. with the aim to relieve the disadvantage, distress, suffering, helplessness and resulting unemployment and homelessness often associated with having a mental illness.
Carers of Africa works to improve access to health services for disadvantaged persons from diverse backgrounds experiencing health issues, family and domestic violence and unemployment. Services offered include counseling, art therapy, mentoring, legal and other referrals, and individualized personal and professional development programs.
Our specialist program "Walking the Walk" assists youth in developing life skills to achieve their future goals.