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.

SUPPORTING OC CONNECTIONS THROUGH OUR ACHIEVE FUND

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 OC Connections 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

158,097

Total Hours Of Support

118,003

Supported Employment

125

Participants In Supported Employment

158,097

Total Hours Of Support

118,003

Supported Employment

1,808

Fundraising Hours

158,097

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

Jack

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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.

Life according to Sam

Sam is a young man with a great sense of humour, a cheeky smile and loves quoting from Monty Python. He is affectionate and when he is at OC Connections (OCC), he says hello to everyone he knows. He has developed a great friendship with another participant, David, who he talks and jokes around with. […]

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Gail’s story

Meet Gail. She is a member of the dedicated and hard-working team from OC Connections Enterprises (OCCE). Gail’s role as Senior Supervisor at OCCE involves receiving stock, getting work out, dealing with customers, setting up jobs, supporting the supervisors and supported employees to assist in the completion of packing jobs. Gail has been in her […]

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CEO Christmas message

As 2020 draws to a close, it seems fair to say that it has been a year like no other. With the bushfires and then the COVID-19 pandemic, the year has offered challenges that few of us saw coming. Right upfront, I would like to thank you for your support during 2020, which has helped […]

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