An OC Connections good news story during the Coronavirus pandemic. Vassie is a participant at OC Connections (OCC). She uses OCC Support Coordination and Day Support services. She has worked at OC Connections Enterprises (OCCE) previously as a supported employee. About Vassie Vassie has made the most of her supports, including existing ones during the … Continue reading Vassie’s ISO favourites
OC Connections (OCC) Board Chair, Tom Baxter has connected via Zoom and Skype with residents and staff of the Lonsdale and Salisbury homes to check on their progress and hear about the activities they have been undertaking these past weeks. Residents were delighted to let Tom know about how they were going and how they … Continue reading Lonsdale and Salisbury share their highlights from lockdown
OC Connections CEO, Therese Desmond recently contributed to the podcast called So…Podcast. Eleven CEO’s from Disability Services Providers from around Australia contributed to the podcast by leaving short recorded messages of innovation, support, and creativity during COVID-19 period. Listen to the message from OC Connections CEO, Therese Desmond.
An OC Connections good news story during the Coronavirus pandemic. David has been coming to OC Connections since January 2011 and attends Day Support services five days a week. He has a lot of energy and enjoys physical activities like walking, swimming and basketball. He loves his six-week-long overseas holidays with family to countries like … Continue reading Triumphant in times of change
An OC Connections good news story during the Coronavirus pandemic. Bethany started attending OC Connections Day Support in 2018. At that time she was not very confident and did not engage a lot with others or readily initiate involvement in many activities. Recently though, and even during this especially challenging period, Bethany has developed a … Continue reading Bethany seizes the day in Day Support
OC Connections have partnered with Entertainment Publications Australia to raise money for OC Connections. Funds raised will be allocated to the OCC Achieve Fund which provides much-needed funds for equipment, training and individual supports that are not provided through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). How can you support the OC Connections March Fundraiser? Buy … Continue reading Please support the OCC March fundraiser
The Christmas Spirit was alive and well in December when a group of ten volunteers from Diversified Communication volunteered their time at OCC Enterprises’ (OCCE) Centre Road site. Diversified Communications is an event management company in Melbourne and for the last two years over 20 staff from the company has volunteered their time at Christmas … Continue reading Community Supporting Community
David and Harry recently experienced what it would be like to work in a coffee shop when they visited the Busy Beans Café in Moonee Ponds as part of the OC Connections Towards Employment Pathway. The BusyBeans barista program is an AimBig (Disability Employment Service) initiative where people with a disability are trained with the … Continue reading David and Harry explore job opportunities
We are very excited to announce the fantastic fundraising effort of our long-standing supporter, The Metropolitan Golf Club. Joan Cumbrae-Stewart, Women’s President from The Metropolitan Golf Club recently presented OCC CEO, Therese Desmond with a cheque for $16,260.30. The money was raised from a combination of activities during their inaugural Charity Week last November and will … Continue reading Thank you to The Metropolitan Golf Club!
In February, OC Connections (OCC) participants, Aidan, Ben, Bernadette, Colin and Richard took part in the Having a Say Conference, held at the Deakin University, Waterfront Campus in Geelong. Tina, OCC Disability Educator, instigated the group’s participation at the conference. Some of the group were attending the Having a Say conference for a second time, … Continue reading Having their say at the 2020 VALID conference