Dear SICMAA’s Members, Friends
This year we celebrate 38 years services to our community in a very special way. It’s a first time our AGM has been held in Zoom.
Due to COVID-19, The City of Greater Dandenong advised us that we have to close our office from 20/3/2020.
However, our services did not stop but continued and even increased in activities. We change our service plan for every single project to make sure we are still serving our community effectively in different way despite the Covid-19 crisis. With the support from all bodies government funding , all our hard working staff , IT group , volunteers , we set up the system so everyone can work at home to continue to assist our client by phone, by email , by post , by video conferencing like Zoom .
We have English and Computer Class on Zoom. Students are really happy learning in new method, they gain experience through new technologies.
Instead of having Excursion within Victoria, with Shared Screen on Zoom they can visit around the world under instruction from teachers …..
The services from In language Gambling Counselling and Support Services, Integrated Family Violence Support Service, Family Service are running very well. We organize many training such as Mental Health First Aide course to all staff and our Management Committee …
On line training: Managing Sleep / Fatigue, Stress, Selfcare
We distribute special gifts, health and Food packages to our clients, special elderly people, disability groups, carers group on Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, Gambling Harm Awareness week.
Assisted 2020 Good Friday Appeal in donating on line instead of doing Tin Shaking.
We joined with another 8 organisations, ICV is our Lead Agency. We provided a special Project WORKING FOR VICTORIA which is funded by the State of Victoria as Represented by its Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions. We have a special program to assist to those affected by Covid -19 crisis. It has been started since 7/9/2020.
We proudly produced the wonderful 2021 SICMAA Calendar with 12 delicious popular healthy Vietnamese cuisines and the recipes. The calendar was supported by Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation , Enhanced Pathways to Family Violence Project.
Also myself as President of SICMAA, I am a member of the Fund Raising Team of the proposed significant project, Vietnamese Museum of Australia (VMA) in Barkly Street, Footscray, Maribyrnong City Council. The proposed VMA will include a museum, gallery, education and community spaces, It has combined Federal Government, State Government and private funding of over $15.5 million and would be develop and managed by the Vietnamese Community of Australia (VCA)
Wow, what a big, busy year of the challenge with everyone. The Covid 19 pandemic affected everyone, everywhere.
We have come a long way and the journey so far has both up and downs, many initiatives and services have started and of course, we have made many life -long friends and many wonderful people have worked and helped us and the people that need help.
These are certainly too many wonderful people, especially the volunteers, we thank and dedicate our love to them who gives up their time with their families to lent us their knowledge , wisdom and expertise , and their love and compassion to help another human being to make this world a better place to live in.
We would not be as successful as we have been without all our friend’s and our friend’s help.
Together we continue to provide many years of services to our community.
Wishing you and your family a lots of good luck good health and happiness always.
Stay safe, stay healthy.
BE HA OAM, JP
Springvale Indo-Chinese Mutual Assistance Association
Hiệp Hội Tương Trợ Người Đông Dương Springvale (SICMAA) được sự tài trợ của chính phủ tiểu bang Victoria có chương trình đặc biệt để trợ giúp quý vị gặp khó khăn trong giai đoạn COVID-19.
Tại SICMAA, một đội ngũ nhân viên được tuyển chọn và thành lập gồm những người có khả năng và tâm huyết để phục vụ giúp đỡ đồng bào khắp các vùng Đông, Đông Nam, Tây và Bắc Victoria.
Chúng tôi biết rằng trong thời kỳ khó khăn do đại dịch COVID-19 gây ra này, đồng bào không chỉ cần về thông tin mà còn cần sự hổ trợ thực tế trong các lãnh vực khác như sức khoẻ, nhà cửa, Centrelink, tìm việc, …
Các dịch vụ của chúng tôi bao gồm:
- Cung cấp các thông tin về COVID-19
- Giúp đỡ các gia đình neo đơn, thăm hỏi, cung cấp các thông tin cũng như hướng dẫn để kết nối các dịch vụ hỗ trợ bao gồm “Gói cứu trợ khẩn cấp” dành cho những trường hợp đặc biệt, giúp đỡ khi bị bạo hành trong gia đình, dịch vụ gia cư, và sức khỏe v.v…
- Điền đơn xin các hỗ trợ từ chính phủ, Dịch vụ tìm việc, Centrelink, hỗ trợ tiền điện /nước/gas v.v…
- Kết nối quý vị với các dịch vụ hỗ trợ dành cho người cao niên và khuyết tật
Tất cả các dịch vụ do chúng tôi cung cấp đều miễn phí và được bảo mật.
Mọi chi tiết cũng như để được trợ giúp, xin vui lòng với chúng tôi như sau:
Bà Bé Hà – Mob: 0403 651 483 Email: email@example.com
Vùng miền Tây và miền Bắc Melbourne:
Elisa Huỳnh – Mob: 0406 900 696 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phúc Nguyễn – Mob: 0439 775 725 Email: email@example.com
Vùng miền Đông và Đông Nam Melbourne:
Phiếm Trần – Mob: 0432 929 308 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Triều Trần – Mob: 0413 732 186 Email: email@example.com
Springvale Indochinese Mutual Assistant Association (SICMAA) has been funded by The State of Victoria as represented by its Department of Job’s, Precinct and Regions to assist in a program to help our Vietnamese community during COVID-19 crisis.
At SICMAA, a team of people (In photo from far left to right: Elisa Huynh, Be Ha, Trieu Tran, Phiem Tran and Phuc Nguyen) was recruited and formed with the ability and dedication to serve the people of East, Southeast, West and Northern Victoria.
During these uncertain times people in our community need various support in not only providing information about COVID-19 updates, but also support services such as housing services, job search, Centrelink and many more other needs.
This program has catered for many individuals and families that have difficulties or struggles in their everyday needs.
Our services include:
- Providing information on Covid-19
- Helping and visiting lonely families, provide information and guidance to connect support services including “Emergency relief package” for special cases, help in case of violence family practice, housing services, and health (including mental health) etc …
- Apply for government assistance, Job Search Service, Centrelink, electricity / water / gas assistance etc.
- Connecting you to support services for seniors and people with disabilities
All of the services we provide are free and confidential.
For more information and assistance, please feel free to contact us as follows:
Mrs Be Ha – Mob: 0403 651 483 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
West and North of Melbourne:
Ms. Elisa Huynh – Mob: 0406 900 696 Email: email@example.com
Mr. Phuc Nguyen – Mob: 0439 775 725 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
South East of Melbourne:
Ms. Phiem Tran – Mob: 0432 929 308 Email: email@example.com
Mr. Trieu Tran – Mob: 0413 732 186 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thông Báo V/V: Buổi nói chuyện online về “Giấc ngủ và mệt mỏi”
Hiệp Hội Tương Trợ Người Đông Dương Springvale (SICMAA) kính mời Quý vị nghe buổi nói chuyện bằng tiếng Anh của cơ quan Bolton Clarke với chủ đề “Giấc ngủ và mệt mỏi” từ 11 giờ đến 12 giờ trưa ngày thứ Năm 01/10/20 bằng cách liên lạc qua mạng bằng Microsoft Team.
Nếu Quý vị muốn tham gia xin liên lạc email với sicmaa: email@example.com và chúng tôi sẽ gởi link qua để quý vị tham gia.
Mong Quý vị tham gia vào buổi nói chuyện hữu ích này.
Thay mặt Ban Quản Trị
Be HA OAM, J.P
The story of Van, who used to be a gamble addicted. Through the help of the community services, she managed to quit and step up being a better person
The story of Thiem who’s gambled in the last 16 years
The story of Kim, she has an Aunt who’s gambling-addicted. Kim shares the difficulty not only for her but her cousin as well
The story of Thi Pham, who became addicted due to unforeseen circumstances
Mrs Be Ha, OAM, J. P.
This year we celebrate 37 years of services to our community. We are approaching our 40th Anniversary very quickly. 40 Years of servicing the community will be a fantastic milestone to pass.
In the meantime, with on-going support from the City of Greater Dandenong, we moved to our new office at 11-13. Morwell Parade, Springvale. We have just received good news. We have a new contract for another 5 years until 2024 ! This ensures that our clients receive our best care and support through a continuous, stable base and foundation without any interruptions.
We are very grateful and thank you to the Mayor of City of Greater Dandenong Cr. Roz Blades AM and all councilors , Mr. John Bennie CEO, Mr. Martin Fielder, the Director of Community , all officers from Community Facilities Property who provided to us an excellent office so we can serve our community in many ways and services.
We are so happy to still receive funding for In-language Gambling Counselling and Support Services, Integrated Family Violence Support Service. The Integrated Family Violence Support Services is a big demand for this service and a very serious issue but we only have one worker, who gets pay for only 1day per week. However, she volunteers her time and effort 1 more day per week. A great effort from our staff and Thank You.
Community Disability Capacity Building Project just ended funding in February 2019. We did not get a chance to complete the registration for NDIS.
Other programs were carried out successfully:
- South East Family Service
- SICMAA’s English Language Program.
- Enhanced pathways to family work Project.
We continued to support the Royal Children Hospital’s Good Friday Appeal and raised money for them in the streets, malls and shops in Springvale.
We also is partnered with so many organisations, groups and network in the South Eastern Region in many ways to carried out many, many, many activities.
With The Vietnamese Community in Australia Vic Chapter, We had an elderly conference during Seniors Week.
Also, myself as President of SICMAA, I am a member of the Fund Raising Team of the proposed significant project, Vietnamese Museum Of Australia (VMA) in Barkly Street, Footscray, Maribyrnong City Council.
The proposed VMA will include a museum, gallery, education and community spaces. It has combined Federal Government, State Government and private funding of over $15.5 million and would be developed and managed by the Vietnamese Community of Australia (VCA).
SICMAA has a dream 10 years ago until now, we love to set up a cooking school to introduce our Vietnamese cooking and exchange our Australian cuisines.
We hope one day with a strong support from the local government, business associations and volunteers we will achieve our goal.
Many years we thank and dedicate our love and thanks to our volunteers who give up their time with their families to lent us their knowledge, wisdom and expertise, and their love and compassion to help another human being to make this world a better place to live in
Thanh you for all your support and attending 2019 AGM.
We hope you enjoy this year’s AGM and have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.
BE HA OAM, JP
Springvale Indo-Chinese Mutual Assistance Association