Management  Committee
WIKTORIA KAZINIERCZAK
Member
MARIA PAWLUSIEWICZ
V-ce President
DANUTA ZAWKO
Treasurer
DANUTA PAŁYSZ
RAINBOW Manager
MAŁGORZATA KOREPTA
President
HELENA ŚWIĄTECKA
Member
HALINA LEWANDOWSKA
Member
WA Association of Polish Women was established in 1969 and was incorporated in 1973.
From being a Polish organization our expertise developed in a variety of skills and we were able to take on new tasks and new responsibilities.
In 2009 we celebrated our 40th Anniversary with a gala dinner and publication "Courage and Faith" compiling the 40 years of our achievements.
Over a period of 45 years we have successfully provided many services for people from many Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.
The following  services were/are provided by the Association  of Polish Women:

  • 1980 - 1983   Community Refugee Settlement Scheme (CRSS) funded by the Immigration Department. Our Association sponsored over 30 families fleeing from Poland who were in refugee camps in Austria, Italy and Greece.

  • 1981 - 1998   Grant-In-Aid Worker (GIA) - The Department of Immigration funded a social welfare worker to be was employed for the Polish community to assist them with settlement issues.

  • 1998 - 2002   Multicultural Aged Care Coordinator (MACC) funded by the Department of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs.

  • 1993 - present   Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) funded by the Federal Department of Health and Ageing. It is a most rewarding program visiting Polish people in nursing homes.

  • 1996 - 2013   Emergency Relief Funding - funding from Lotteries Commission and Department of Housing and Community Services.

  • 1996 - present   RAINBOW - Home Care Packages (HCP)

  • 2000 - 2004   Umbrella (HACC) Home and Community Care Program

  • 2007 - 2012   Community Partners Program (CPP)

  • 2007 - 2013   Dementia Helpline - For Macedonian people.

We are currently providing the following services:

                                                                             
                                                                                  
                                                                                     

For our members we provide social and cultural activities. Our regular monthly meetings reduce social isolation and allow our members to become part of the bigger community.


 
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NINA KOSTRZ
V-ce Treasurer
NINA PSUJ
Member