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Villa Maria Catholic Homes

Contact

Name: Narrelle Paige

Position: Fundraising & Major Events Coordinator

Email: villamaria@villamaria.com.au

Address

486 Albert St

East Melbourne

Melbourne 3002

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Our Mission / Objective

Villa Maria’s mission is to deliver quality and innovative disability, education and senior service options that empower and enrich individuals and communities.  Our vision is creating choices and building inclusive, sustainable and compassionate communities.  We are driven by a desire to celebrate the human spirit and to deliver services that unleash the potential for all people – whether young or old – through innovation and inclusion.

The services we offer range from specialist education and early childhood intervention for children with disabilities or developmental delays, to community based and in-home support services for older people and people with a disability, carer respite options and residential aged care.

Our Services

Disability Services: shared supported accommodation, facility-based and flexible respite, after school care, adult day options, individualised supports, case management and support for ageing carers.

Education Services: providing children and families with a safe and supportive environment where they can access educational pathways and developmental and therapy services through St Paul’s College and the Early Childhood Intervention Service.

Senior Services: Community Services including carer respite and supoprt, information and referral, care packages, care coordination and brokerage, rehabilitation, dementia respite and day programs.  Residential Services including residential aged care facilities (ageing in place/high and low care), dementia specific and palliative care and respite.

Our Beneficiaries

Older people and children and adults with a disability, their families and carers.

Projects in Progress

There are many projects running concurrently across our disability, education and senior service areas.  Examples include:

Children’s Respite Services – Villa Maria provides facility and community based respite support to hundreds of families across metropolitan Melbourne.  Providing a rest for families and a safe, friendly and fun environment for children with disabilities is essential.  Without it, many families simply couldn’t manage.  To continue to provide this essential support, Villa Maria needs to raise $500,000 of the $1,000,000 needed to rebuild the Children’s Respite House in Croydon.  Without this urgent rebuild, we will struggle to meet the future needs of the children and families who rely on our services.

Sensory Gardens – An initiative across Villa Maria’s community respite and residential aged care services to better support people living with dementia by creating living environments to stimulate the senses, alleviate symptoms and improve quality of life.

Save Me a Seat –  Make their day, help children get to school so they can learn and play…For many students, getting to school each day is easy. For children with disabilties and their families, it can be a real physical and emotional struggle.  Without Villa Maria’s chaperoned daily bus service, many children wouldn’t be able to get to Villa Maria’s specialist school to access the vital educational and therapy services that will enable them to reach their full life potential.  This is a vital but unfunded service, costing Villa Maria over $200,000 a year to operate.  We urgently need individuals or companies from the community to sponsor a child’s seat on the bus.

For more information on these or other projects, please contact the Marketing team on 03 9855 7600 or visit www.villamaria.com.au

Our People

CEO

Valerie J Lyons, CEO

Leadership Team

Russel Chesler – General Manager – Projects & Development

Cheryl Dewhirst – Executive Manager – Education Services/Principal, St Paul’s College

Liz Ely – General Manager – Disability Services

Shaheen Evans – Executive Manager – Planning & Risk

Gaye MacInnes – Executive Manager – Company Secretariat Services/Company Secretary

Jeremy McAuliffe – General Manager – Community Services

Carolyn McColl – General Manager – Residential Services

Helen McPhee – General Manager – People Services

Beryl Raufer – Chief Operating Officer

Rebecca Ryan – Executive Manager – Marketing

Graeme Wickenden – Chief Financial Officer/General Manager – Business Services

Names of Board Members

President: Donna Howlett

Fr Joe Caddy

Vito Cassisi

Richard Gray

Peter Hogan

Robert Livy

Jenny McAllister

Michael Meere

Dr Ro Saxon

Peter Walsh

Number of Employees

950

Number of Volunteers

300

Registration Information

ABN

32 004 364 103

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

Wills and Bequests

Make a difference to future generations

Leaving a gift in your Will to Villa Maria will help us to serve the community into the future through quality aged care, disability and education services.

At Villa Maria, we face a future of ever increasing need for our essential services. We face a future that will demand specialised services be made available to far wider community geographically.

We depend on the ongoing support of the community to achieve our goals. Your bequest is an enduring investment that we can apply to a range of vital programs and initiatives. It will make a real difference to the lives and futures of people who have special needs, whether they are young or old.

Thank you for your interest in considering a bequest to Villa Maria. To discuss your wishes further, please call Mary Kalatzis on (03) 9855 7600 or email vmch@vmch.com.au This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

General Donations

It is only through the generosity of individual donors and corporate supporters that we can sustain and grow our services.

Your donation to Villa Maria is put back into service delivery, assisting people of all ages and abilities, living in Victoria.

Donate online

Click here to “Make an online donation

Donations over $2 are tax deductible and a receipt will be posted to you.

Donate by phone or mail

To donate by telephone, please call 1800 036 377 or (03) 9855 7600 and pay by credit card.

To donate by mail, please download this form, print it out and mail it, including a cheque or credit card information, to:

Villa Maria
Private Bag 20
Kew, Victoria 3101

Thank you for your support.

Other support

There are many ways to support Villa Maria and your help is vital to the services we provide for the children and adults who access our specialist education, disability, aged care and community services.  You can become a regular donor or make a one-off donation; join our bequest program; become a community partner through your business, school or community group; visit a Villa Maria opportunity shop; or become a valued volunteer.

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Volunteering with Villa Maria is a chance to participate in your local community, share your skills, connect with like-minded people and make a real difference to people’s lives. You can also develop new skills, gain valuable work experience, build your confidence, and have fun!

Villa Maria offers its volunteers induction and on the job training, support and supervision, Personal Accident Insurance, and a valued place in a large community organisation.

For more information visit our website at www.villamaria.com.au/volunteers/volunteer.html or contact the Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator on (03) 9855 7600

Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

Villa Maria’s mission is to deliver quality and innovative disability, education and senior service options that empower and enrich individuals and communities.  Our vision is creating choices and building inclusive, sustainable and compassionate communities.  We are driven by a desire to celebrate the human spirit and to deliver services that unleash the potential for all people – whether young or old – through innovation and inclusion.

The services we offer range from specialist education and early childhood intervention for children with disabilities or developmental delays, to community based and in-home support services for older people and people with a disability, carer respite options and residential aged care.

Our Services

Disability Services: shared supported accommodation, facility-based and flexible respite, after school care, adult day options, individualised supports, case management and support for ageing carers.

Education Services: providing children and families with a safe and supportive environment where they can access educational pathways and developmental and therapy services through St Paul’s College and the Early Childhood Intervention Service.

Senior Services: Community Services including carer respite and supoprt, information and referral, care packages, care coordination and brokerage, rehabilitation, dementia respite and day programs.  Residential Services including residential aged care facilities (ageing in place/high and low care), dementia specific and palliative care and respite.

Our Beneficiaries

Older people and children and adults with a disability, their families and carers.

Projects in Progress

There are many projects running concurrently across our disability, education and senior service areas.  Examples include:

Children’s Respite Services – Villa Maria provides facility and community based respite support to hundreds of families across metropolitan Melbourne.  Providing a rest for families and a safe, friendly and fun environment for children with disabilities is essential.  Without it, many families simply couldn’t manage.  To continue to provide this essential support, Villa Maria needs to raise $500,000 of the $1,000,000 needed to rebuild the Children’s Respite House in Croydon.  Without this urgent rebuild, we will struggle to meet the future needs of the children and families who rely on our services.

Sensory Gardens – An initiative across Villa Maria’s community respite and residential aged care services to better support people living with dementia by creating living environments to stimulate the senses, alleviate symptoms and improve quality of life.

Save Me a Seat –  Make their day, help children get to school so they can learn and play…For many students, getting to school each day is easy. For children with disabilties and their families, it can be a real physical and emotional struggle.  Without Villa Maria’s chaperoned daily bus service, many children wouldn’t be able to get to Villa Maria’s specialist school to access the vital educational and therapy services that will enable them to reach their full life potential.  This is a vital but unfunded service, costing Villa Maria over $200,000 a year to operate.  We urgently need individuals or companies from the community to sponsor a child’s seat on the bus.

For more information on these or other projects, please contact the Marketing team on 03 9855 7600 or visit www.villamaria.com.au

Our People

CEO

Valerie J Lyons, CEO

Leadership Team

Russel Chesler – General Manager – Projects & Development

Cheryl Dewhirst – Executive Manager – Education Services/Principal, St Paul’s College

Liz Ely – General Manager – Disability Services

Shaheen Evans – Executive Manager – Planning & Risk

Gaye MacInnes – Executive Manager – Company Secretariat Services/Company Secretary

Jeremy McAuliffe – General Manager – Community Services

Carolyn McColl – General Manager – Residential Services

Helen McPhee – General Manager – People Services

Beryl Raufer – Chief Operating Officer

Rebecca Ryan – Executive Manager – Marketing

Graeme Wickenden – Chief Financial Officer/General Manager – Business Services

Names of Board Members

President: Donna Howlett

Fr Joe Caddy

Vito Cassisi

Richard Gray

Peter Hogan

Robert Livy

Jenny McAllister

Michael Meere

Dr Ro Saxon

Peter Walsh

Number of Employees

950

Number of Volunteers

300

Registration Information

ABN

32 004 364 103

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

Wills and Bequests

Make a difference to future generations

Leaving a gift in your Will to Villa Maria will help us to serve the community into the future through quality aged care, disability and education services.

At Villa Maria, we face a future of ever increasing need for our essential services. We face a future that will demand specialised services be made available to far wider community geographically.

We depend on the ongoing support of the community to achieve our goals. Your bequest is an enduring investment that we can apply to a range of vital programs and initiatives. It will make a real difference to the lives and futures of people who have special needs, whether they are young or old.

Thank you for your interest in considering a bequest to Villa Maria. To discuss your wishes further, please call Mary Kalatzis on (03) 9855 7600 or email vmch@vmch.com.au This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

General Donations

It is only through the generosity of individual donors and corporate supporters that we can sustain and grow our services.

Your donation to Villa Maria is put back into service delivery, assisting people of all ages and abilities, living in Victoria.

Donate online

Click here to “Make an online donation

Donations over $2 are tax deductible and a receipt will be posted to you.

Donate by phone or mail

To donate by telephone, please call 1800 036 377 or (03) 9855 7600 and pay by credit card.

To donate by mail, please download this form, print it out and mail it, including a cheque or credit card information, to:

Villa Maria
Private Bag 20
Kew, Victoria 3101

Thank you for your support.

Other support

There are many ways to support Villa Maria and your help is vital to the services we provide for the children and adults who access our specialist education, disability, aged care and community services.  You can become a regular donor or make a one-off donation; join our bequest program; become a community partner through your business, school or community group; visit a Villa Maria opportunity shop; or become a valued volunteer.

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Volunteering with Villa Maria is a chance to participate in your local community, share your skills, connect with like-minded people and make a real difference to people’s lives. You can also develop new skills, gain valuable work experience, build your confidence, and have fun!

Villa Maria offers its volunteers induction and on the job training, support and supervision, Personal Accident Insurance, and a valued place in a large community organisation.

For more information visit our website at www.villamaria.com.au/volunteers/volunteer.html or contact the Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator on (03) 9855 7600

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