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Wangaratta and Ararat Programs
Small group programs, for adults, teenagers and children with NDIS funding based in Wangaratta and Ararat. Learn new skills and meet new friends; we’ll help you gain the confidence and experience to take the next steps in life.
Pathways 2 Possibilities is a program run in central Wangaratta for young adults wanting to transition from school to employment or beyond.
This program runs from 9 am-3 pm five days a week, and can be attended part-time or full time. Interested students are studying a Certificate Two in Transitional Education, with or partner, the Centre.
At our Cre8 shed in the Wangaratta industrial estate we work together to produce unique wooden items to sell.
We learn about woodwork and work safety, tool handling, design art and paint, and project management on large and small scale projects.
Call John on 0419 657 410.
Our individual supports and Dream Building Program runs every day all year, to support you live your life. We help people daily activities such as with shopping, cooking, exercise, homecare, attending appointments, or just having fun.
We match you to a VMCH support worker with similar interests so that together you can work towards your goals.
For children and teenagers.
The afternoon activities group is all about socialising and building on skills. Our popular activities include cooking, swimming, and bowling, bushwalking, art, and games.
Every Thursday for three hours we hold a lunchtime cooking group. A nutritious lunch is prepared and
enjoyed together in our dedicated kitchen. Cooking skills are practiced in a supported environment.
Every second Friday we hold mixed social nights for young adults aged 18-25. Pubs, pool, bowling,
pizza, BBQs, trips out of town and many other activities are enjoyed. We like to plan our
next adventure together.
Our group is growing fast and planning some weekend day trips.
One of our best-kept secrets is Friday ladies’ night – we have seen some fabulous shows, enjoyed some glittery dinner dances, and formed some lifelong friendships.
Our Friday night Ladies group are for women over 18 years, get together twice a month.
The school holiday program runs for six hours each day, in every school holidays. Each school holidays there are one or two camps and many activities. Activities include snow trips, gold panning, laser tag, Melbourne camp, trampoline world, and Sovereign Hill camp.
This year we have some exciting new activities you have never tried before!
Join like-minded people to create the trip of your dreams. It’s a great opportunity to experience new things in a fun and social setting.
We have holiday trips for adults, teenagers and children.
Holidays are started with a dream, and our staff turns dreams into reality.
For all activities meet at Shop 4, 56 High Street, Ararat
The Ararat LOL Rainbows group meets to Laugh Out Loud and enjoy activities and special outings. Both men and women welcome. Fees apply.
When: Every second Thursday, 9am – 12pm.
The Ararat LOL Sapphires group meets to Laugh Out Loud and enjoy activities and special outings. Both men and women welcome. Fees apply.
When: Every second Tuesday, 1pm – 4pm
Have you always wanted to improve your cooking skills, so you can cook for your family and friends? Come along and have fun in the kitchen.
When: Every Monday, 9am – 12pm
When: Every Tuesday, 9.15 am – 12.15 pm
When: Every Wednesday, 1pm – 4pm
When: Every Friday, 9am – 12pm
Learn new skills and enjoy group activities based on your interests. Activities include fishing, Men’s Shed, bush-walking and other social outings. Meet new people who share your interests and hobbies. Some fees may apply.
When: Every second Tuesday, 9am – 12pm
Are you wanting an opportunity to express yourself through art? Then this group is perfect for you to display your creativity.
When: Every Friday, 1pm – 4pm
If you love to get creative and making items by hand, then our crafty capers group is just for you.
Be inspired by others, take home new learnings and have fun while making new friends.
If you’re NDIS funded and want to get out and about in the Community, then our social group is your calling. Make new friends, develop your confidence, discover new Adventures, learn new skills and most of all, have fun!
Especially for young people aged 18 – 30 years old.
When: Once a month, event dates to be advised upon enquiry.
Our customer service team is happy to help with any questions or requests. Call us on 1300 698 624 or send us a message with the form below.
If you are looking for a job please head to careers.vmch.com.au
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