Short term accommodation – Respite

We offer four unique and vibrant houses located in Melbourne’s east (Croydon, Lilydale, Kew and Wheelers Hill) which provide overnight respite care and support for children aged six to 18 years of age, on weeknights and weekends.

We are passionate about providing support and care in a safe, fun and enjoyable environment for children and meeting the needs of their families and carers.

Every staff member participates in regular ongoing training in areas that are relevant to the people accessing our programs.

All of the houses are equipped with specialised aids to support the needs of each child.

Some of the many exciting experiences children can explore at our houses include:

  • Play equipment including trampolines located in large backyards
  • A range of art and craft materials, toys, puzzles, books, videos, music and CDs
  • Sensory gardens to relax in
  • A variety of fun and creative house and community-based respite care activities

Visit an Oasis – our new children’s respite house in Ivanhoe!

You’re invited to take a tour of our new children’s respite house in Ivanhoe.

Oasis is beautiful, safe, short-term accommodation for children with a disability, aged between 10 and 15 years old.

It’s a sanctuary for children and teenagers which has been designed, inside and out, with their sensory processing needs in mind.

Features include:

  • Five bedrooms with king size single beds, ensuites, built in robes and televisions
  • Large, bright communal living space with a climbing wall, fish tank and other sensory features
  • Beautiful landscaped outdoor area – a kid’s paradise with cubby house, water features and sensory garden
  • Staffed by professional, caring VMCH support workers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Oasis opens its doors this November 2018 and we are welcoming families to take a tour on Saturday 27 October or Sunday 28 October.

When: Saturday 27 October or Sunday 28 October, 10am – 1pm
Where: 76 Green Street, Ivanhoe (limited parking is available on Green Street and the surrounds)
RSVP: Call 1800 798 921 or email to book a tour or register your interest.

Click here for the invitation.