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  • A Lasting Family Legacy

    Did you know four out of five Australians give financially to charities and not-for-profits? And of those who give, 68 per cent choose a particular charity because they ‘know and trust’ the organisation? For VMCH donor Barbara Duncan, both of these statistics...

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  • CEO's Autumn Message

    While many have been on holidays or taking a break, the VMCH Fundraising team has continued fielding enquiries from people who want to support our work. It’s heartening to know, almost every day, we receive calls from individuals, community groups, schools...

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  • Happy World Down Syndrome Day

    March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day.  With the help of supportive families and communities, individuals with Down syndrome lead happy and fulfilling lives. Villa Maria Catholic Homes is proud to support many people with Down syndrome and their families. Six-year-old...

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  • Building a bridge to a great start to school

    Preps enter the gates of their new school dressed in the same uniform and they’re about the same age. However, scan their little faces and it is clear each child is feeling different things about school. Villa Maria Catholic Homes’ specialist school,...

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  • Cultural Diversity Week: celebrating CALD seniors

    A diagnosis of dementia can have a devastating impact on an individual and their family. Throw in the issue of cultural isolation, and trying to cope with the diagnosis can become completely overwhelming. Eng Lu’s wife, Hie, was diagnosed with dementia...

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  • Op Shop Warehouse Summer Clearance Sale!

    Did you know 75 per cent of Australians have thrown clothes away at some point in the past year? If you haven’t heard of ‘fast fashion’ yet, you soon will. It’s a phrase reflecting the advent of more accessible and affordable fashion; meaning consumers...

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  • International Women's Day: CEO Message

    “Now, more than ever, there's a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity. There's a strong call to #PressforProgress motivating and uniting friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.” International...

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  • Outstanding contribution recognised

    VMCH's very own Board Member and Chair, Bill Scales AO was “very privileged” to be awarded the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Life Fellowship at the 2018 Australian Governance Summit last Friday. Bill is only one of 40 people to have...

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  • International Women's Day 2018

    Ita Holland and Cecilia Leibu are both strong, independent women. Though their journey’s to accessing Affordable Housing with Villa Maria Catholic Homes (VMCH) are different, they share a tenacity to overcome trauma in their lives. VMCH provides housing...

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  • A passion for vintage fashion

      Nance (pictured right) is one of the creators of the National Trust’s wildly popular annual Vintage Clothing Sale that attracts thousands of people. She met Betty at Athelstan Retirement Apartments, where they both live. These friends are part of a...

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