Aftercare’s Miller Relocation Program was a Crisis Accommodation Service located in the Liverpool Area.  Today we are excited to announce that the program is no longer a Crisis Accommodation Service, but now a Long Term Accommodation Service with a new name – Marinya (meaning ‘to care for’).

During the search for a new name, Aftercare contacted Aboriginal Elders from the Casula and Ingleburn areas (in consultation with Robyn Albert, Aftercare’s Aboriginal Services Team Leader) to find a name which had Aboriginal origins and was specific to the location of our service.  Clients and staff were also consulted and ‘Marinya’ was chosen as the most suitable name.

In recognition of Mental Health Week in Western Australia, a client and support worker from Aftercare’s Individualised Community Living Strategy (ICLS) were featured in an advertisement for Lotterywest’s Grant Program (see left).

The photograph is now being used by Lotterywest to promote their Grants Program which provides funds to different Western Australian charities, community groups and local government authorities for their community service programs and activities.