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Your Stories

Our participants come from many different backgrounds, but they all have in common an NDIS journey.

We share some of the stories with you, to encourage you to set new goals and make new discoveries in your own lives.

Ozanam Learning Centre Mural Project
The Ozanam Learning Centre is a Vinnies Community Centre in Woolloomooloo where the community can connect, learn, participate in activities, and access support. Centre Coordinator Greta Storm shares about the recent mural project which has transformed the[...]
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Reconnecting Through Art - Lorraine's Story
When Lorraine connected with the Vinnies NSW community-based arts hub, ‘Creative Space’, NSW was in the middle of the 2021 Covid-19 lockdown. The pandemic had deeply intensified the impact of her mental illness, “I was trying to climb out of a depressed[...]
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Empowering Vulnerable Households to prepare for Emergencies
The Vinnies NSW Bushfire Recovery and Community Development Program (BRCD) is funded through a public appeal raised in 2019/2020. The program utilises a community development approach to enable long term, sustainable recovery for communities. Program Manager[...]
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Southern Highlands Personalised Creativity Packs
Vinnies’ Creative Space, located in Bowral in the NSW Southern Highlands, has become a well-known community arts hub. Established in 2017, the space has enabled many community members, known as ‘makers’, to learn skills, create art, and share creative[...]
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Building a New Life - Tabitha's Story
When Tabitha, a mother of six children connected with Vinnies NSW, life was difficult. She was in a domestic violence relationship, isolated and disconnected from friends and family. The impact of the abuse she had experienced had left her depressed, scared[...]
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Jim de Silva Farm - John's Story
John, a 48-year-old man who lives with an acquired brain injury, has a history of drug and alcohol addiction, as well as periods of incarceration. Throughout John’s life he has lived independently but has been unable to maintain tenancies in either the[...]
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The Living & Thriving Program
The Living and Thriving program supports men who are navigating their way out of rough sleeping. Acting Manager for Inclusion and Disability at Vinnies Woolloomooloo, Jenna Carew, shares how the program was adapted during the first COVID-19 lockdown. The[...]
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Shereena and Nick Share Their Story
Shereena is an LAC in the Bankstown office and Nick is her Team Leader. Together they share their experience working with the Vinnies NSW LAC[...]
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Isaac's NDIS journey - connecting through culture
Isaac talks about his LAC connection through culture with Mikah. Isaac explores the importance of having an LAC who understands his[...]
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Paul and Noah Vision is no Impairment
Paul and Noah take us on their fun adventure, showing us there are no[...]
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