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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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  • Rental relief for seniors

    The rental market has locked out up to 40 per cent of Australian renters due to soaring rental prices, recent statistics show. Affordable housing programs represent the only way that many vulnerable people like pensioners and low-income earners can find...

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  • St Paul's celebrates 60 years

    VMCH specialist school, St Paul’s College, celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. It is a celebration close to the hearts of Peter Walsh and Bill Jolley (pictured with current school captains Mikey and Emily). They both attended the school when it...

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  • VMCH announces new CEO

    Villa Maria Catholic Homes (VMCH) is thrilled to welcome Sonya Smart as its new Chief Executive Officer. Her appointment follows the recent retirement of Greg Pullen and a competitive national  search to find his successor.  Sonya joins us from Perth...

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  • CEO's summer message

    At this festive time of year, it is appropriate to reflect on some of the year’s achievements and say ‘thank you’ to you, our most valued donors and supporters. Without you, our organisation could not achieve many of the amazing things that we do to enhance...

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  • Young carer's mentor program

    The role of mentoring is simple, but its impact on young carers is immeasurable. Villa Maria Catholic Home’s (VMCH) Young Carers Mentor Program is the focus of our annual Christmas fundraising appeal. Grant funding for this unique initiative has run...

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  • Danielle says thank you

    Danielle Burnet would face an impossible choice without the St Paul’s College chaperoned bus service. She would have to decide which of her two sons, Sebastian, 9, and Charlie, 7, she could take to school. The boys have Multiple Sulphatase Deficiency,...

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  • VMCH connections: we two

    Jane Parsons is the Pastoral Care Worker at Shanagolden Retirement Village and Aged Care in Pakenham. Father John Readman is a Shanagolden resident, who celebrated his 90th birthday and 60 years as a Priest this August. Together, they provide spiritual...

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