The fine weather matched the happy faces on Sunday 2 July as 160 volunteers and people with intellectual disabilities gathered at Aquinas College for the PAS Annual Community Celebration.
Nageena Maskinyar was a student under the Job Ready program, where she undertook the taster program at Centacare Employment and Training.
Clare Grieveson is the new CEO at Southern Cross Care (WA), a major provider of health, care and accommodation needs for the ageing and those living with disability and mental illness in Western Australia.
Work is well underway for the build of two of six Identitywa houses which aims to provide modern, well designed and fully accessible homes for people with disability who require housing.
The Identitywa community gathered for their annual Christmas Mass for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and then on Tuesday, 20 January, the Archdiocesan agency also officially opened two new homes to meet the needs of the people they serve. By Amanda Murthy.
Parents of Identitywa recipient Maeve, Brian and Heather can plan their 22-year-old daughters future, thanks to the on-going support of Identitywa and their Individualised Living Option (ILO). The parents say, that without the support, they would not be able to manage Maeve’s transition to independent living.
After almost a decade of Prison Ministry, Joe O’Brien finally felt that it was time for him to start a new chapter in his career.
This year sees him taking on the role as Director of the Emmanuel Centre.
The self-help Centre provides a caring and supportive environment for people with a variety of abilities, empowering them to share their gifts through programs tailored to their needs.
Identitywa has last month signed a collaborative agreement that will result in the construction of six residential homes for Identitywa participants.
The International Day of People with a Disability on 3 December is an annual opportunity for people around the world to organise a local event to celebrate the achievements of people with disability, people like 20-year-old Bailey, Identitywa housemate and the proudest new member of the Midvale Recycling Centre.