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

Thursday 18 April
Day Programs Finish at normal time on
Thursday 18 April for Easter Holiday Break
Friday 19 April
Public Holiday – Good Friday (no Clients or Staff)
Monday 22 April
Public Holiday – Easter Monday (no Clients or Staff)
Tuesday 23 April
Admin / Short Term Accommodation / Seawinds and Windward return to work
Tuesday 23 April – Friday 26 April
Day Programs Easter Holiday Break
(no Day Programs Clients this week)
Thursday 25 April
Public Holiday – Anzac Day (no Clients or Staff)
Monday 29 April
Day Programs recommence (Staff and Clients return)
Wednesday 22 May
Family and Carer’s Catch-up – 1:00pm at Ameeyk

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.