Deadly Tots Project
Love,yarn,SING,read, play with the Multi Mix Mob
The Deadly Tots team were invited in to meet the Multi Mix Mob and the results were great friendships and a beautiful song written from the hearts of the Multi Mix Mob Guitar Girls . Follow the link to listen now..LOVE YARN SING READ PLAY FINAL MASTER mp3 or call Karitane 97942348 to order copies if you live in Inner West, South East or Northern Sydney
The Multi Mix Mob grew out of a group of Aboriginal Mums meeting in the local park . One of the mums worked for the Yarn Up program run through Connect Marrickville based at Marrickville West Primary School, and asked Vivi Martin if they could provide a place to meet in the winter.
The group grew and decided to call itself The Multi Mix Mob to reflect the nature of the group and its mixed ties with the community. It became a home away from home.
New families are not swamped when they first arrive. They are given time to get to know people and join in activities in their own time. There is no pressure. It is their own safe place where no one is judged and the kids are safe.
The group invites the guests they want into their space. They regularly have a Speech Therapist , Occupational Therapist and Physiotherapist from Community Health. Luke from Catholic Care comes to teach guitar and singing. Sharon from Barnardo’s Aboriginal Early Years and Brownyn from Metro MRC come along regularly in family support roles. There are occasional visitors such as Jessie from “Closing the Gap”, Central Sydneyof GP Network, Lavina or Vicki from Aboriginal Early Childhood Health. It is lively, fun and welcoming and so much more than a play group. There’s also great food!
Support for families may take the form of social emotional or relationship help, financial, housing or legal assistance. The support may be on site or the group helps link families with off site support. Mums well-being and Bubs well-being are intertwined, so there’s weekly guitar and monthly yoga and zumba classes as well as music, song, story, and dance activities for the mums and kids together.
If you would like to join the Multi Mix Mon contact Vivi or Nicole on 9558 4036