Community Health Onkaparinga

Building a Safe and Healthy Community.

Kanji symbol (CHO) meaning butterfly.

Building a Safe and Healthy Community.

Welcome to Community Heath Onkaparinga (CHO) Website where we keep you up to date with current and up coming CHO projects and activities.

All welcomed to CHO Annual General Meeting to be held on Tuesday 29 October, 2019 from 7 – 9 pm at Noarlunga Uniting Church.

This meeting will also double as a Special General meeting to amend our Constitution to incorporate the provision for Deductible Gift Recipient tax concessions, as part of our newly achieved Charitable Status as a Public Benevolent Institution.  Share this eventful evening with like minded people. Special Guest speaker Matt Ball. Then after formalities a light supper and entertainment will be provided.


Our Mission 

To provide multiple opportunities to all members of our community to improve their lives through community health and promoting
and a sense of belonging by celebrating our rich cultural diversity.

We are involved in a wide range of initiatives aimed at providing long term outcomes promoting health and wellbeing in our community.

Community Development Initiatives

Operating as a conduit and in partnership with the Onkaparinga Council, Baptist SA, health and social working professionals and other major organisations to improve community safety, food security, increase community cohesion, reduce social isolation and creating communities that a have a connection to the environment.

CHO has a number of exciting projects on the go and we are always looking for partnerships and opportunities that aim to improve the health and wellbeing for those who work, play and live in our beautiful city.

Food 4 Futures.

Food 4 Futures is an Exciting Program for 2019, a joint initiative of Community Health Onkaparinga and Baptist Care SA, in partnership with the Dept. of Social Services, aims to develop the entrepreneurial skills of community members and create unique pathways to social and employment opportunities while supporting the local economy.

A Rare Opportunity

This is an rare opportunity for people of all ages, genders and backgrounds who are passionate about sustainable food practices and would like the opportunity to participate in building a food/catering business or looking to get back into the workforce and needing a place to build your skills and networks.

Potential Employment

Food4Future participants are supported to build on their strengths and practice their skills in a safe learning environment, as well as having opportunities to connect into the wider community, local businesses and potential employers.

You can check your eligibility for free training by contacting your provider
more information contact
Richard on 0416 578 143

CHO in the Garden

It is a well known fact that community gardens potentially have many benefits for participants and local communities.

Community gardens contribute to food security where residents can learn about organic gardening, grow their own food, donate produce to others.
Our aim is to encourage active participation by our local community , local schools and groups to become part of the garden and in turn contribute towards the health of  our local community, contribute to environmental sustainability, foster cultural and social development and find pathways to assist the local economy.

Hackham West Community Garden  268 Beach Road, on the Crn of Beach Rd and Majorca Rd Hackham West.

Hackham West Community Garden Visioning Workshops
A big thank you from CHO to everyone who participated in these workshops in 2018, they were a great success with plenty of strengths and visions for the garden brainstormed. We conducted the workshops using an appreciative inquiry method of discovering our and the garden’s strengths, dreaming what could be based on those strengths and designing what we’d like to see happen from those dreams.
Projects/activities for this year.

We will continue with these ideas put forward from last year,  plus other exciting interactive projects we have planned so far. Stay tuned for updates and calendar for activities for CHO.