We are living in a new world, a world racing online as social distancing forces many of us to work, communicate and connect in new ways. As our community adapts to a world with COVID-19, connections and access to services are more critical than ever before. COVID-19 has intensified the need for all our support programs.
That’s why, in the last eight months, we have adapted our programs to meet the increased needs of our clients, staff, volunteers and the broader community. We have redirected resources to address high needs areas, recruited more personnel, and implemented new innovative and creative ways to engage with people to provide immediate service responses, whether remotely or in person.
What we have learned during this crisis has only reinforced our commitment to you. At the heart of PRONIA is a team of dedicated professionals who are responding to your needs and their resolve to support you has never been stronger.
To support individuals and families we have compiled a range of resources and information in our COVID-19 page in English and in Greek.
Updated Message from our CEO on PRONIA services during COVID-19
Family Violence Awareness and Prevention - FREE WEBINARS by PRONIA
Family violence is a topic that has made the headlines much too often lately, mainly due to the pressure of COVID-19 on many families.
At PRONIA we have been offering counselling services and advocacy in matters of family relationships, family violence and elder abuse for over 30 years. We have been delivering prevention and early intervention programs and support services to vulnerable people impacted by family violence.
The aim of the webinars is to bring awareness to an issue that has escalated during the COVID-19 lockdowns. The monthly webinars are focusing on all aspects of the topic of family violence and they are delivered in English. Participants will gain a deeper understanding and awareness of family violence and be empowered to seek supports.
We encourage all interested to take part in the series of seminars that include the following topics:
The webinar recordings will be made available on PRONIA's webpage after each session.
More information can be found HERE.
GREEK PEER SUPPORT TELEPHONE LINE
If you need to talk to someone, we have introduced our Greek Peer support line mainly for older Greek-Australians. The service was launched at the end of August in order to support the mental health of older Greek Australians affected by the spread of COVID-19. The line is staffed by professional advisers who can offer practical advice and connects people who have been isolated and lonely with each other, creating a network of support and new friendships.