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
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Welcome to the first OC Connections (OCC) newsletter for 2020. 2020 will be an exciting year for OCC. We have many innovative and inspirational things planned that will increase our support offering for participants. I look forward to sharing these with you as they are unveiled over the coming months. The National Disability Insurance Scheme … Continue reading CEO 2020 outlook
OC Connections (OCC) participant Deb recently travelled to Perth to visit her family for Christmas. She was supported by Jen, a Disability Support Work from OCC. Having supported Deb on a previous visit to Perth in June 2019, Jen was happy and honoured that Deb’s family requested that she support Deb again over Christmas. How … Continue reading Building independence through travel
Community Living residents, Colin, David, Donnie and Craig had a wonderful four day summer holiday on the Mornington and Bellarine peninsulas in January. Staying at the Tootgarook holiday house they were supported by Disability Support Workers, Leo and Kulecha from OC Connections (OCC). Day 1 – Departing for the Tootgarook Holiday House With Leo driving, … Continue reading A summer sojourn to remember for Delia St. residents
In January, our new employment pathway, Towards Employment, commenced at Mackie Road Neighbourhood House, Mulgrave. This pathway provides the opportunity for participants to take part in activities that build the skills and confidence to find and keep meaningful employment over a one or two year period. To date, our group has explored safety in the … Continue reading New Towards Employment initiative launched