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PRESIDENT’S REPORT

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
President
Springvale Indo-Chinese Mutual Assistance Association

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Dịch vụ hỗ trợ đồng bào bị ảnh hưởng bởi COVID-19

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:

Tổng quát:

Bà Bé Hà –      Mob: 0403 651 483       Email: bha@sicmaa.com

Vùng miền Tây và miền Bắc Melbourne:

Elisa Huỳnh – Mob: 0406 900 696       Email: ehuynh@sicmaa.com

Phúc Nguyễn –          Mob: 0439 775 725       Email: pnguyen@sicmaa.com

Vùng miền Đông và Đông Nam Melbourne:

Phiếm Trần –   Mob: 0432 929 308      Email: ptran@sicmaa.com

Triều Trần –    Mob: 0413 732 186       Email: ttran@sicmaa.com

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Services to help Vietnamese community affected by COVID-19

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:

General:

Mrs Be Ha –             Mob: 0403 651 483 Email: bha@sicmaa.com

West and North of Melbourne:

Ms. Elisa Huynh –     Mob: 0406 900 696 Email: ehuynh@sicmaa.com

Mr. Phuc Nguyen –   Mob: 0439 775 725 Email: pnguyen@sicmaa.com

South East of Melbourne:

Ms. Phiem Tran –      Mob: 0432 929 308 Email: ptran@sicmaa.com

Mr. Trieu Tran –        Mob: 0413 732 186 Email: ttran@sicmaa.com

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Buổi nói chuyện online về “Giấc ngủ và mệt mỏi”

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: sicmaa.bh@bigpond.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
Chủ Tịch

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Assisting to those affected by Covid-19 – Trợ Giúp Quý Vị gặp ảnh hưởng bởi COVID-19

Announcement                              Thông Báo

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

English
https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

Vietnamese
https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus/vietnamese

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SICMAA – The Untold Stories

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

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