Special delivery for the Learning Centre

    Earlier this year, VCAL students from Victory Lutheran College visited the Learning Centre as part of a special work experience. They returned in October with a a special delivery for the participants at the Learning Centre.

Open Night 2018

    Mercy Connect opened their doors to families and the local community on Friday 28 September at their annual Open Night.

Dinner Dance 2018

    The annual Mercy Connect Dinner Dance was held on Friday 31 August at the Commercial Club in Albury.

Trip of a lifetime for these Ladies

    A group of participants recently had the opportunity to travel down to Melbourne to enjoy a holiday together.

Footy fans head to the MCG

    In the early hours of Saturday 4 August, Mercy Connect participants headed down the Hume Highway to Melbourne to watch an afternoon of football at the MCG.

Blue Illusion Fashion Styling Night

    Mercy Connect participants strutted their stuff down the runway at the inaugural Mercy Connect x Blue Illusion Fashion night, held at the Chapel at St. Johns on Wednesday 2 May 2018.

Meals on Wheels

    Mark is one of a few Mercy Connect participants that spend their time helping the local Meals on Wheels service. Mark loves visiting regular Meals on Wheels customers including sprightly and independent Jean Smith and her cat Molly Smith.  Mark is a very caring man and the Meals on Wheels customers think the world of him.

Sensory program a success with participants

  Mercy Connect Disability Support Worker, Christine, recently came up with the idea of a sensory program for the participants.

Rahamim host free workshops at Thurgoona head-quarters

  On Monday 4 June, Jen and Ana from Rahamim Ecology Centre arrived at St. Johns, Thurgoona for a two day visit.

Local students experience at the Learning Centre

Recently, Mercy Connect partnered with Victory Lutheran College VCAL students to offer a unique work experience opportunity.

Rev-heads enjoy racing at Winton

A group of participants and staff from Mercy Connect enjoyed their annual trip to Winton Raceway which included a special twist this year.

Camp Licola

Camp Licola proves to be a favourite amongst Mercy Connect participants and staff.

Acheiving dreams and inspiring everyone along the journey

2018 marks a very special achievement for Erina, being selected to represent the Ovens & Murray in the Special Olympics, held in Adelaide in April.

Kyle's new food adventure

Mercy Connect participant, Kyle, has an exiting new project on the go. Kyle is in charge of all the vegetables for our very own Bottlebrush Cafe.

Neville's travel training

Over the past six weeks, Mercy Connect staff and participant Neville have been undertaking travel training on the local Albury/Wodonga public transport so Neville is able to get to programs at SITE Wodonga.

Inaugural Open Day

On Thursday 30th November, Mercy Connect held it's inaugural Open Day at the St. Johns grounds in Thurgoona.

Recognising the contribution of three Sisters

Mercy Connect have honored three Sisters at the recent Open Day held at the St. Johns grounds in Thurgoona.

A passion for helping

A passion for supporting people has brought Jenny Birthisel and Jeff Edmondson to Mercy Connect. As managers of Support Services, their role will be to ensure Mercy Connect participants attain the outcomes they choose and staff get the most from their working life.

Bottlebrush Cafe

  THE Bottlebrush Café at Thurgoona is proving that you can have your cake and eat it too. It has been operating since the beginning of 2017, providing hot drinks, snacks and lunches three days a week as well as catering for specific events.

For the Love of Learning

A PASSION for training and education has brought Felicity Lawes to Mercy Connect.