Pathways for Carers Walks


The Pathways for Carers project offers carers of people with a disability or mental illness an opportunity to share walks together and to learn more about news, services and supports available to carers. We will be joined on the walk by representatives from local organisations. Stay after the walk for a free coffee at Madeleine’s! … Continue reading Pathways for Carers Walks

Dylan Alcott

Plant a tree day


(Pictured above) Matt Fregon MP, Member for Mount Waverley, Dylan Alcott and the team from Glenallen School OC Connections were pleased to be invited to the Waverley Toyota School Tree Day on Friday 26th July at the Glenallen School in Glen Waverley. The day featured tree planting, face painting, a fun photo booth and celebrity … Continue reading Plant a tree day

An empowering partnership


OC Connections participant Carolyn and her support worker Nicole have formed a strong connection over the past few months through shared interests and hobbies. Both Carolyn and Nicole share a love for the arts and natural therapies. This has enabled Carolyn to spend more time doing the things she loves. Carolyn has enjoyed broadening her … Continue reading An empowering partnership

Accessible Telecoms

Accessible Telecoms


Telecommunication technologies make many aspects of our life easier, but with so many different devices out there, finding the right equipment to meet our specific needs can be overwhelming. Taking this into account, the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) has developed the Accessible Telecoms Project, funded by the NDIA. Accessible Telecoms is a nationwide … Continue reading Accessible Telecoms

Volunteering with cats


Di (picture below) loves animals! In May this year she expressed an interest in volunteering at an animal shelter to make connections in her local community and satisfy her love of cats.With the support of Carl Klimek (OC Connections) and the Australian Animal Protection Society (AAPS), Di now volunteers every Monday at the Dandenong South … Continue reading Volunteering with cats

Blankets for Mums and bubs


A huge shout out to our supported employee Joanne who donated 20 hand-made blankets to the St Kilda Mums charity, ensuring a warmer winter for babies in need. Joanne works at OC Connections Enterprises and buys wool from Savers and op-shops in her spare time. Joanne loves to sit and knit while she’s watching the … Continue reading Blankets for Mums and bubs

Jazzy Howlett Volunteering


Congratulations to Jasmine (Jazzy) Howlett, support worker at OC Connections, who has volunteered her time to successfully advocate for Headspace to provide mental health support for youth within the City of Monash. Jasmine recently appeared alongside other Headspace supporters in the Monash Leader. Through working with OC Connections, I have seen first hand the great … Continue reading Jazzy Howlett Volunteering

A Dulux team of volunteers


Two large rooms at the OC Connections’ central office have received a fresh coat of paint thanks to a team of volunteers from Dulux. The painting days, which were organised by Jennifer VanGramberg from Dulux took place on July 4th and 5th. The team was welcomed by OC Connections’ CEO Therese Desmond, who  gave an … Continue reading A Dulux team of volunteers

Lights, camera, action!


Last month the OC Connections Enterprises (OCCE) Car Wash team were invited to be featured in a video produced by VicRoads to support their new Social Procurement Strategy. The video focuses on VicRoads’ new partnership with OCCE and highlights the benefits of using OCCE’s car wash service. The film crew from VicRoads directed the team … Continue reading Lights, camera, action!