A TRUSTED SERVICE

OC Connections is one of Victoria’s most trusted disability support services, providing our participants, family and friends with information and support.

We support people to live a life they choose within a society that values individuals for who they are, respects their rights and encourages participation in everyday life.

We advocate for ‘my life, my choice’ and provide rewarding opportunities that support people to achieve this.

We hope you can support the OC Connections Co Achieve this year

As a not-for-profit, we rely heavily on your support.

To continue to support participants we have developed new ways of doing things, employing more IT to connect with participants and run programs, providing additional learning and recreation activities in our houses and making sure all venues are safe are fully compliant with all infection control recommendations.

We hope you can support the OC Connections Winter Appeal this year so that we can provide more opportunities outside the NDIS for OCC participants to achieve their personal goals!

With your contribution, together we can make a difference.

WHO WE ARE

The OC Co-Achieve model was developed by OC Connections to enable people living with disabilities the opportunity to achieve their goals, great and small.

MY DAYS

At OC Connections we encourage people to be involved in a wide range of activities based on their life goals and personal interests.

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MY WORK

Meaningful employment is important to us all! Inspiring work opportunities provide economic security, gives us a sense of identity and belonging and encourages social interactions

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MY HOME

A home is so much more than four walls. At OC Connections we understand that ‘home’ means somewhere safe, a place to truly be yourself, where your individual lifestyle choices are paramount.

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MY SUPPORT COORDINATION

We will meet with you to discuss your goals and how we can work together to implement your NDIS plan.

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OFFICIAL NDIS PROVIDER

The National Disability Insurance Scheme offers a new way of supporting people with a permanent and significant disability. You may be eligible for the scheme if you are under 65 and your disability affects your ability to take part in everyday activities.

OUR IMPACT

118,003

Supported Employment

699

In Home Respite Hours

112,363

Total Hours Of Support

118,003

Supported Employment

125

Participants In Supported Employment

112,363

Total Hours Of Support

118, 003

Supported Employment

1808

Fundraising Hours

112,363

Total Hours Of Support

GET INVOLVED

You can change lives. Since 1950, OC Connections has been proudly supporting people with intellectual disabilities to live active, happy lives with dignity and independence. We believe everyone has the right to a life of equality and acceptance.

OUR STORIES

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE

We enable people to live a life they choose within a society that values individuals for who they are, respects their rights and encourages participation in everyday life.

COVID-19 Update

Victoria’s Premier Hon. Daniel Andrews, based on the advice of the Chief Health Officer, from 11:59pm Sunday 18th October, Melbourne will enter the first stage of the Third Step towards reopening. Statement from the Premier 18 October 2020 Important CEO Update, 19 October 2020 19 October 2020 Dear Families and Friends As you may be […]

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Christmas in July at Dealing

Last Sunday, residents of Dealing Drive celebrated Christmas in July. Everyone thought it would be a fun distraction for residents given the extra time they have at home due to the new COVID-19 restrictions. It was truly like Christmas with the staff busily wrapping presents until midnight the night before. As always, the fun was […]

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Images of optimism from lockdown

OC Connections (OCC) participants found ways to remain active, healthy, happy and optimistic during the Coronavirus lockdown period. OCC staff captured some special moments over the recent months.  There were too many to share in our weekly Community Hub email (set up expressly to keep connected with OCC families during this period), so below, we […]

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