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Check It Out: Alex Sloan, Heidi Yates and Services for Victims of Crime.

Alex Sloan talks to the ACT Victims of Crime Commissioner, Heidi Yates about her work with the Human Rights Commission and how LGBTIQ people can access victims of crime services.

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2020 Christmas Shutdown

Meridian is closed from Monday 21st December 2020 and will reopen on Monday 4th January 2021. For general information and details on services provided by Meridian, please visit our website https://meridianact.org.au/ If you, or someone you know, is at risk of harm please contact the below services: In an emergency, please contact 000. QLife | Open 3pm – midnight | 1800 184 527 | https://qlife.org.au/ Lifeline | Open 24/7 | 13 11 14 | https://www.lifeline.org.au/ Domestic Violence Crisis Service| Open 24/7 |...

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Ageing

Need assistance navigating My Aged Care? Meridian provides free, friendly and inclusive services supporting older LGBTI+ persons, carers, loved ones and allies to connect and navigate My Aged Care. If you need support taking the first step, or are already registered with My Aged Care and not sure what to do next, we are here to assist. “Ageing is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” -Betty Friedan For LGBTI+ Aged Care Navigator Enquiries, please contact: Sharon Alles / K...

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Introducing the Meridian brand

We have some exciting news to share, and we want you to hear it first: we’re launching our new name! As our members and volunteers, you’re at the core of our organisation, so we want to give you a sneak peek of what’s to come before we announce anything publicly. As of Tuesday 2 June 2020, the AIDS Action Council will be known as Meridian. The word meridian has many different meanings, and all of them help tell the story of who we are and what we represent: community, health, and action. Meridian lines show...

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Organisation History

Established in 1983, the ACT AIDS Action Committee was formed by a group of gay men living in Canberra to respond to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the ACT.  This group then formalised and incorporated in 1986 as the AIDS Action Council of the ACT.  Within a year of being established, the Council recognised the need to work closely with the many impacted communities. Specific projects were established for gay men, injecting drug users, sex workers and people with haemophilia. Care teams, treatments information an...

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SWOP

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Trevor Daley Fund

The Trevor Daley Fund is a community support fund established in 1992 to honour the memory of one of our earliest members and volunteers, Trevor Daley, who died from AIDS-related illness. The Fund provides financial assistance to people living with HIV in times of financial hardship and/or to achieve specific goals and life aspirations. By supporting the Trevor Daley Fund, you provide practical and emotional support to enhance the quality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS and help community members to...

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Havelock Housing Partnership

29 September 2020 Havelock Housing Association and Meridian join forces to combat homelessness for Trans and gender diverse communities Havelock Housing Association and Meridian recognise the significant benefits of working with a collaborative approach to addressing housing and homelessness issues for the sex and gender diverse communities of Canberra and have signed an MOU committing to their partnership. Philippa Moss CEO Meridian said, “Homelessness is a critical issue for trans, gender diverse and non...

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Learn with Meridian

Our team delivers a huge range of education and training opportunities to schools, community groups and businesses across the Territory and the surrounding region. We take pride in sharing information that prioritises human to human interaction, and endeavours to create a safe community where there is respect for all people, regardless of HIV status, sexual orientation or gender identity. Because of our unique approach to delivering training, our reputation, and the demand for comprehensive and engaging edu...

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