Australia – Adelaide Events (2008)

Update East Meets West August 2008

East meets West no longer receives funding from the Government as at April 2008 to cover our program costs.

Our recent funding for the period April to June 2008 from PASS (Post Adoption Resource Centre) has also now ceased since the end of this financial year. PASS who have been offered a renewal of the tender for Post Adoption Services for the next three years have offered minimal funding of 7 hours per month to cover salaries for attendance on the day of activities but this is not guaranteed each month depending on their budget requirements. The East meets West Board is currently actively looking at other avenues to continue our program and generate funds. Funding for East Meets West will be the future of our organisation, if we have no funding, then we cannot afford salaries of the paid workers to organise and attend activities. We are looking for any parents interested in joining the board or who have suggestions for funding opportunities.

Post Adoption Support Services Training.

This training is for counsellors, psychologists, social workers and other professionals who work with clients, or would like to work with clients, whose lives involve adoption. Please pass this on through your networks, and feel free to contact Nikki Hartmann or Sandi Petersen on 8245 8100 should you

There are also special discussion evenings for people who have been adopted.

TET Volunteers needed

Face painters and general volunteering assistance welcome for Tet Festivisites to be held by the SA Vietnamese Community Chapter. For more info please contact Ruth Tulloch, Exec Committee Member & Public Programs:

Heart of Stone Book Out Now

Recent book by Hoa Stone – author, adopted Vietnamese and social activist in Vietnam

For more info email:

East Meets West is now holding Social nights for Inter-country Adoptees

Anyone who may be interested please contact:
Tracey Gilbert
East Meets West
Phone/Fax: 08 8132 1570