Teen girls kicking pink ball on field  Jarrod R and laundry basket at respite house

Respite is provided on a needs basis, and people wishing to access respite are required to work through the Access Process, in line with Disability Legislation. Kyeema is the sole provider in the Glenelg Shire and programs are specifically designed to match target groups, comprising of both adults and children.

Respite is conducted across 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

 On Call support number is 0417 156 239

Kyeema Respite provides respite for families, in a variety of ways.

Facility Based – A 5 bedroom, 2 living area, centrally located house in Portland . This comfortable and well appointed house can sleep up to 4 people (plus emergency bed) and has a Support Staff sleepover room. The open plan living areas are large, welcoming, and comfortable. Nutritious meals are provided.

Kathy B making bed at respite house                                                                              Child doing jigsaw at Respite house

Breakaway Days – Two sessions per month are held for adults and children separately. These sessions are held on weekends only.

  • They are fun & educational
  • Provide community access
  • Encourage participation and integration

In Home Respite is available, if other options are not suitable

School Holiday Programs are held twice weekly during school holidays

Teen R & R is for people aged between 13 – 18 years of age. This program is held weekly, with additional activities during school holiday periods. The program is staffed by a youthful support team and activities are geared towards outdoor activities and social interaction.

The Travoltas – Kyeema has a rock band, “The Travoltas”, who perform at various venues and rehearse regularly at the 50 Lalor St centre.

Travoltas AGM gig Sept 2014 good shot

Upcoming Important Dates

Friday 5 July
Day Programs finish at normal time for Holiday Break
Monday 8 July – Friday 12 July
Day Programs July Holiday Break (no Clients or Staff)
Monday 15 July
Day Programs recommence (Clients and Staff return)
Wednesday 21 August
Family and Carer’s Catch-up – 1:00pm at Ameeyk
Thursday 19 September
Kyeema Annual General Meeting
Friday 27 September
Public Holiday – Friday before the AFL Grand Final
(No Clients or Staff)

Art That Plays A Part… Calico Bags $5

In a community partnership, Kyeema's Wild Ocean Workshop is now offering $5 Calico bags printed with locally themed designs.

Wild Ocean Workshop is a social enterprise that empowers artists to achieve their full potential.

We provide creative opportunities to Artists with disabilities, to build skills and create employment.

Please contact Kyeema for more information or to order.