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  • Celebrating our VMCH volunteers

    We celebrated National Volunteer Week with a function for 300 VMCH volunteers at the iconic Melbourne Town Hall yesterday. The annual luncheon is an occasion where we acknowledge the significant contributions volunteers make to our organisation. As...

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  • Celebrating our volunteers

      Shoppers can find many pre-loved gems at Villa Maria Catholic Homes’ (VMCH) four opportunity shops. Volunteer, Tracey Taylor, says she finds purpose, friendship and fun when she helps out at the Ferntree Gully op-shop. “I enjoy meeting different types...

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  • Teach & Tumble: Change a young child's life

    Meet Joshua: a gorgeous 2 year-old who loves to play with toys and dig in sandpits. Joshua was born without functioning thumbs, and a hole in his heart.  He has endured multiple surgeries on his hands which have involved wearing full-arm casts for months....

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  • Our veterans remember

    Barry McKillop grew up in Hobart surrounded by rough seas and salty air.  The son of a cray fisherman, and grandson of Captain William McKillop, the last of the Tasmanian whalers, a career in the Navy felt like destiny. At the age of 17, Barry boarded...

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  • You make all the difference

    As a not-for-profit leader in the provision of high quality disability, specialist education and aged care services, fundraising is a core element of our business.  Without generous public and individual support, Villa Maria Catholic Homes could not...

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  • St Paul's celebrates 60 years of teaching

    VMCH specialist school, St Paul’s College, celebrates 60 years of teaching this year. It is a celebration close to the hearts of Peter Walsh and Bill Jolley. They both attended the school when it first opened its doors on February 12, 1957. When they...

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  • Allied Health services go mobile

    In a Victorian first, Villa Maria Catholic Homes (VMCH) will launch its ‘STAY’ bus this Autumn. This unique mobile initiative will support seniors in regional Victoria by bringing allied health and therapeutic services directly to them. It aims to assist...

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  • Donor Profile

    Diane Guiney, a regular donor, reveals why she supports VMCH and how St Paul’s College has changed the life of her daughter, Lexi. Di, tell us about yourself and family DG: I am 44 years old and grew up in Tasmania. My entire family lives in Tassie,...

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  • Sensory garden takes shape

    We all love a beautiful garden. However, for people with physical, cognitive and sensory challenges, an accessible garden can be life changing. The new sensory garden under construction at VMCHs’ residence for people with an acquired brain injury, Austin...

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  • Update: Young Carer Mentor Program

    ‘The role of mentoring is simple, but its impact on young carers is immeasurable.’ Ask Cobram teenager, Kaitlin Hamilton, who has been caring for her mum, who has Multiple Sclerosis, since the age of 12. Since being part of the Young Carer Mentor Program...

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