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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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  • Respite a tonic for carers and clients

    There are over 2.8 million carers across Australia who provide unpaid care and support to a loved one with a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, or who are frail aged. Villa Maria Catholic Homes recognises the valuable work carers do in our...

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  • Our pool dream hits a milestone

    Melbourne turned on stunning spring weather for the VMCH Charity Golf Day at the Southern Golf Course in Keysborough on October 14.  122 players, across 31 teams, enjoyed the perfect golfing conditions. The results of the Ambrose tournament were close...

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  • Justice statement launched

    Villa Maria Catholic Homes was proud to launch the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Social Justice Statement for 2016-17 at one of its aged care communities recently. St Catherine’s Residential Aged Care, in Balwyn, hosted a liturgy for the Catholic Archdiocese...

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  • CEO's message

    July 1 marked one year since our two organisations Villa Maria and Catholic Homes united to become one and we are pleased to say the transition has been a successful one. To acknowledge this great milestone, staff and volunteers from service sites celebrated...

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  • Planning for a happy future with help from the NDIS

    Carla wants her son Orlando to enjoy a happy life and have as much independence as possible. For 11-year-old Orlando and his family, there are many challenges in front of them to achieve this because he has severe autism. They hope the National Disability...

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  • Golf lovers save the date

    The Make a Splash campaign hits the golf course to raise more money for the Villa Maria Catholic Homes warm-water pool. Our annual Charity Golf Day will be held on Friday October 14 and all money raised on the day will go towards this worthy cause. The...

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