Upcoming Events

 

  • Learn more about Office of Fair Trading!  At Crossfire Support Services 18 June 2021 9.15am – 9.45am

You are invited to join us to learn more about Office of Fair Trading (OFT) and what they do – particularly regarding consumer complaints. If you more information on scam awareness and customer rights for help or where they can find help.

We look forward to welcoming you. Feel to come on down and hear the session by one of the Office of Fair Trading staff.   Bookings are essential, be quick limited seating!

 

  • Cuppa and Yarn with The Honorable Shayne Neumann MP, Member for Blair 18 June 2021 9.30am

You are invited to join us for our meeting with the Honorable Shayne Neumann MP, Federal Member for Blair on Friday 18 June 2021, 9.30am @ Crossfire Support Services, 7 Bell St, Bell Arcade, Ipswich.

Shayne will do a meet and greet with staff, our members and customers of Crossfire, have a cuppa and yarn.  Our intent is to lobby funding for the establishment of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Centre to serve as a rehabilitation centre in Ipswich region.

 

  • Crossfire Support Services at Ipswich NAIDOC Family & Cultural Celebration – 2 July 2021 10am – 2pm

Crossfire Support Services will have a booth this year for Ipswich NAIDOC Family and Cultural Celebration in collaboration with Ipswich City Council and Kambu Aboriginal Health Centre.

 

Past Events

  • Crossfire Support Services celebrated National Reconciliation Week 2021 – 2 June 2021

On Wednesday, 2 June 2021, Crossfire Support Services on Bell Street celebrated National Reconciliation Week 2021, by hosting a free sausage sizzle for the community and members.  National Reconciliation Week is celebrated from 27 May to 3 June every year.  This year’s theme is More Than A Word.  Reconciliation Takes Action!  The theme urges the reconciliation movement towards braver and more impactful action.

Reconciliation is a journey for all Australians – as individuals, families, communities, organisations and importantly as a nation. At the heart of this journey are relationships between the broader Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We all have a role to play when it comes to reconciliation, and in playing our part we collectively build relationships and communities that value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories, cultures, and futures.

Many joined us today to celebrate National Reconciliation Week 2021!   A special thank you to OzHarvest Qld for donating today’s free food!

Crossfire offers so much to the local community!  Such as the Bungoo Yarning Program which is a money education workshop involving ½ sessions over 5 weeks helping people struggling to make ends meet and reach their goals something as simple as paying off their rent arrears.  Crossfire Op Shop recently opened their doors operating as a $2 & less store.  Bargains galore!  And Crossfire CARE Retail Store which offers cheap food, free fruit and vegetables and bread to anyone who is struggling to put food on the table.  For more information www.tmotcministries.com.au/tmotc-indigenous-corporation/.

2021 marks twenty years of Reconciliation Australia and almost three decades of Australia’s formal reconciliation process.  2021’s theme urges us all to take action for reconciliation. Check out 20 Actions you can take for Reconciliation in 2021.

Photo: Charlie’s Barbershop & Totoya African Hair with Crossfire Support Services

 

  • Community FootSteps Initiative on Bell St (Ipswich) – 13 October 2020

Crossfire Support Services and the Qld Mental Health Alliance Committee held at first inaugural Community FootSteps Initiative on Bell St (Ipswich) to Make Time for Qld Mental Health Week 2020 on Tuesday 13 October 2020.
The community response was amazing!  We shared the day with Mission Australia and many other stakeholders.
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  • Celebrating Qld Child Protection Week 2020 – 13 October 2020

‘Many hands’ to make child Protection everybody’s business Initiative on D’arcy Doyle Place’

8 September 2020

Ipswich promoting Queensland Child Protection Week 2020 at grassroots level

The event “Many hands to make protecting children is EVERYBODY’S business” made their presence heard in the heart of Ipswich today, Tuesday 8 September 2020.

Crossfire Support Services hosted their very first ‘Community Sea of Hands Project’ to mark Queensland Child Protection Week at D’arcy Doyle Place, Ipswich where 60 people attended throughout the day to make their commitment. The feedback was very positive from those attended.

Photo: David Hornsby (left) and Mark Gafer (right) from staff members of Crossfire Support Services Ipswich based at Shop 3, 7 Bell St, Bell Arcade, Ipswich “community sea of hands” promoting Queensland Child Protection Week.

Whilst COVID19, hindered many from joining in today, we continued with the event under a COVID Safe Plan. It was clear the around stigma of protecting children and making it everybody’s business message keeps breaking down those barriers, that we can all make a different in our community.

Photo: Shandell Washington, an Ipswich community member marked her seal of commitment for Queensland Child Protection Week 2020.

Photo: Samantha Mitchell, mother of Rei Mitchell (saying peak-a-boo), enjoying putting down their seal of commitment for Queensland Child Protection Week 2020 at D’arcy Doyle Place, Ipswich.

Photo: Mark Gafer (left) from Crossfire Support Services and Lana Johnson (right) from Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnership – DATSIP Ipswich helps to promote Queensland Child Protection Week 2020 at D’arcy Doyle Place, Ipswich.

When asked with the question “What does Child Protection mean to you?” These were the responses of some community members that attended today.

Child protection is everyone’s business. The responsibility lies with adults in keeping children safe from harm. All members of society need to play a part in ensuring children are nurtured and safe.

Crossfire Support Services is a not-for-profit charity organisation operating locally is looking forward to hosting the same event in 2021, to mark Queensland Child Protection Week, and we need you on board.

 

Website: www.tmotcministries.com.au/crossfire-support-services/

 

Crossfire Support Services respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we live and work.  We pay our deepest respects to Elders, past, present and emerging.  Our growth and development would not have been possible without the support of the diverse and culturally rich communities we service.  We walk together!