|JPC provide a range of programs to strengthen family relationships. Workshops and activities based on parenting issues the family unit are held throughout the year (dependent on the needs of the community).
Pastoral workers can visit parents and couples in their homes to offer support and assistance with daily matters. All families have their ups and downs and a pastoral visit can provide confidential and encouraging support in times of difficulty. JPC also provides regular fun activities for Deaf families with primary school aged children such as ; Footy Days, BBQ’s and bike rides, beach days and ice skating. Those with pre-school aged children might be interested to attend Signee-Tots our playgroup for Deaf parents with hearing or deaf babies and toddlers.
Pastoral Care support addresses issues of spiritual, personal and community concern, enables relationships to develop with each other and in your individual faith journey, and encourages a sense of belonging to a faithful community.
Deaf people experiencing depression, anxiety, addiction, gambling, family conflict or other issues can seek help from John Pierce Centre. The pastoral care team can work with you to find the appropriate qualified counsellor, and can help arrange an Auslan Interpreter.
What is Counselling ?
When you meet with someone for counselling you are taking a positive step towards improving your relationships with family or friends and also how you feel about yourself. At different times in life we can feel anger, disappointment, sadness or confusion. If you feel stuck and not sure how to improve things, counselling might help you.
Pre Marriage Program
We provide individual couples with support in preparation for their wedding. This includes the use of FOCCUS program (in Auslan on DVD) which encourages couples to discuss topics important in their relationship.
We provide a pastoral outreach to Deaf people in urban and regional Victoria. This outreach includes home and hospital visits, family support and advocacy.
JPC provides opportunities for Deaf people to gain access to information that is readily available in the general community. Get in touch with us if you need more information : firstname.lastname@example.org