PRONIA’s counsellors can help you and your family build healthy relationships. Counsellors can primarily assess your personal situation and make appropriate referrals to relevant services if necessary. PRONIA does not provide mediation nor engages in court related cases.
Individual or couple counselling may support you through the process of your separation or divorce. Appointments with our qualified counsellors are booked through reception and you will be contacted within two weeks. Counsellors will explain the process and the fees involved.
Financial hardship occurs for individuals and families for a variety of reasons such as sudden unemployment, poor financial planning, family separation, birth of children, gambling addictions amongst others and the impact can be devastating on both individuals and the family unit.
To put your mind at ease – YES we provide financial assistance to help you through a difficult time. We can assist by helping you to get the support you need from qualified financial counsellors and/ or other support services.
We have Greek speaking counsellors, community workers and case workers in our team and if you request this it can be arranged.
If you and /or your family have moved to Victoria in recent years and require support to access services or information or support.
Depending on your and your family’s situation we can assist with:
-English conversation classes
Depending on your situation we can assist to put you in touch with our Migration Agent Service, advocate with the relevant organisations and departments on your behalf and help you to understand your options.
Yes you can. We encourage and support student placements. If you are looking to complete a direct client contact placement you do need to have conversational Greek. If you are looking to complete a research based placement Greek language is not required.
Yes you can still apply. When applying for position it is recommended that you speak with the person nominated in the advert to discuss your situation and skills. Our HR team carefully looks through the applications and in consultation with the relevant manager determines the short listing process.
Depending on the course you are studying it may be possible to undertake a traineeship or apprenticeship. Our HR team will be able to advise you on the options.
Yes, PRONIA offers legal information and a referral service with qualified and experienced volunteer legal practitioners in a number of fields such as property or family law. The legal appointments are for a duration of 30 minutes either on the phone or in-person. The legal practitioner provides an initial consultation free of charge and provides you with further options of where to obtain legal support should it be required.
The legal assistance is free; you do not need to pay.
The types of assistance can range from wills and powers of attorney, to family violence, neighbourhood disputes, understanding legal documents. Depending on the issue you need to discuss we will try to match a specialist legal representative to assist.
Call our office and speak to our Case work section who will determine the most suitable legal representative for your issue and provide you with an appointment time.
Depending on the issue and your needs, we can assist by either referring you to the Court Network 03 8306 6966 who provide experienced and trained volunteers to support people going through court or explore other options to suit your situation.
We offer regular workshops and seminars both in person and online, for the general community or professionals. The Workshops cover a wide range of topics, including health and wellbeing, employment, family conflict, elder abuse and family violence. Sessions are presented in either Greek or English and are open to the general public. Some sessions may attract a small fee.
One of our most popular professional workshops has been the Culturally and Linguistic Diverse (CALD) LGBTIQ+ Inclusive Practice workshop, which is aimed at professionals to identify and address the mental health impacts of discrimination and homophobia for CALD LGBTIQ+ individuals and their families.
We also offer training in Greek culture aimed to assist organisations to offer quality and culturally relevant services to clients from a Greek background.
Yes we do have a number of groups. We hold groups in Brunswick and Oakleigh areas for those wishing to connect with others and we also facilitate groups via the phone for those who may not be able to get to a set location but still yearn to have a connection with others.
Depending on the demand we facilitate English language classes and digital classes to learn how to use Lap tops and computers. The Digital Literacy classes are for beginners.
The English language classes are for those who have limited or a basic understanding of English language and wish to improve their skills.
Our Cardiac Rehabilitation Group has been running since 2004 and it continues to be the only Non-English speaking Cardio Rehabilitation Group in Victoria. It is supported by the Royal Melbourne Hospital and facilitated by experienced rehabilitation experts.
Call our number 03 9388 9998 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org