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Cafe Tuesday – reconnecting Aboriginal women with support

Cafe Tuesdays offers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women the opportunity to reconnect with supports and services to make the changes they dream of, a reality.

At times we all need support. But what do we do when we find it hard to reach out to services? For many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women this is a challenge. To support local women, to reconnect with services and support systems, Barbara O’Neill is facilitating a FREE fun 8 week program called “Cafe Tuesday”. Explore your place in community, strengthen your skills in dealing with government services and other organisations. Expect to feel inspired to make the life changes you have been dreaming about, a reality! 

This unique program is Gathering the Dots and Cafe Tuesday is where we’ll meet. It has been specifically designed by Barbara for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and non Indigenous mothers/carers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children living in the Maroubra, Matraville and Malabar areas.

“At Cafe Tuesday we will explore why many women feel shamed or not-deserving in using valuable services and support systems. You will walk away with more confidence to make the changes you want to” explains Barbara O’Neill.

Come and enjoy a delicious morning tea, discussion and activities with others at this 8 week program:

9.30am – 12.30pm Tuesdays
10th May – 28th June
Corio Centre (behind Hope Uniting Church)

Tell your cuz’s and sistas about Cafe Tuesday and book in as spaces are limited! Childcare is also available for newborns and onwards so make sure you let Barbara know this when booking.

Phone Barbara at The JNC on: 9349 8200 (Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays) or leave a message or email Barbara:

About the Facilitator:

Barbara O’Neill, a Dunghutti Woman, has written this program. Barbara has a background in corporate, government and community work. She has studied Indigenous Studies (Trauma and Healing) at Southern Cross University. This year Barbara will complete a Post Graduate Certificate in Trauma, Healing and Recovery (Wollongong University).

Barbara has also completed a Diploma in Counselling (Domestic Violence) with the Australasian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP).


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