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  • Donor Profile: Sue Carrick

    People give for many reasons: because they believe in a particular cause; because they wish to ‘give back’ to their community; because they want to improve the lives of others less fortunate than themselves.   Essentially to give is an act of the heart. ...

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  • Pool Dream hits Milestone

    Villa Maria Catholic Homes wanted to Make a Splash for our warm-water pool and the people that use it. And we are excited to say we are on our way to doing that. The Make a Splash campaign has raised over $270,000 since it was launched earlier this year....

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  • ‘Encore’ evokes memories

    When Romany Flanderka created a playlist of her mother’s favourite Jazz music she suspected it would have a powerful impact on her. “Mum has always been involved with music – it’s been a large part of her life,” Romany says.  “She grew up in a musical...

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  • Austin Street celebrates six years

    Austin Street, VMCH’s permanent residence for young people with a significant acquired brain injury (ABI), celebrated its sixth birthday in August. Opened on the 18th August 2010, the purpose-built home, developed under the government’s ‘My future my...

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  • SEEDS ready to bloom

    Meet Ella, Jordon and Baden. Villa Maria Catholic Homes helps them achieve their individual goals and dreams. You will be seeing more of them as part of the VMCH SEEDS advertising campaign. SEEDS is a new acronym that VMCH staff and the community...

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  • Seniors find mateship at Men's Shed

    Don’t let the tools fool you – this Men’s Shed is more than just a workshop, it’s a place of friendship and fun. This week (June 13-19) is Men’s Health Week; aimed at raising awareness and prevention of men’s health issues and to celebrate men’s roles...

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  • DAWH event smashes fundraising target

    Water helped Sam Bramham win five Paralympic swimming medals, but he says it gave him something even more important – independence and confidence. Sam was the special guest speaker at our fourth Dinner & Art with Heart (DAWH) event held at Crown Melbourne...

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  • Carers recharge their batteries

    Caring for someone with mental health issues, while rewarding, can be emotionally and physically taxing. More than 20 carers looking after someone with mental health issues, supported by VMCH’s Eastern Metropolitan Carer and Home Support Program, enjoyed...

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  • Making a Splash for Julian and Orlando

    Disability Support Worker, Emma, helps adults with a disability who attend the Villa Maria Catholic Homes’ (VMCH) warm–water pool program each week. One of those people is her brother, Julian, who has a severe intellectual disability and cerebral palsy. “I’m...

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  • Big (Apple) delivery

    Melbourne couple Lisa Buxton and Ariel Lakman have kept a busy schedule planning a wedding and moving into a new home since recently returning to Australia after living in New York. However, on top of their priority list has been a visit to Kew specialist...

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