Entries by Sandra Leehy


The Dining Room Mission (TDM) is a community meal service which provides substantial nutritious two-course meals for homeless people and struggling families. It operates every Tuesday from 6pm-7.30pm in the Fellowship Room at St John The Divine Anglican Church in Croydon. TDM has provided a wonderful opportunity for the involvement of a group of participants […]

Jacci Pillar

Jacci Pillar is an Australian autistic woman, an anthropologist who has lived and worked with indigenous communities in the Australian outback, and a mental health & autism advocate. Inspired and mentored by Australian comedian Frank Hampset and influenced by Jon Bennet’s audiovisual style, Jacci creates comedy dedicated to telling stories with social meaning on topics […]

Moira Kelly

Moira Kelly AO has dedicated her life to the service of others. She was inspired to look after the less fortunate when, at the age of seven, she saw a video of Mother Theresa. At the age of 20, she left home to work with Aboriginal children in Western Australia. So began a lifetime of […]


As an organisation that believes strongly in supporting its workforce, Interchange Outer East is proud to share WorkSafe Victoria’s current campaign which highlights the situation faced daily by many healthcare workers. Violence and aggression are never OK in any circumstance and toward any person. Up to 95% of our healthcare workers have experienced verbal or […]


I have been fortunate enough to be part of Interchange for twelve years now, and even after all that time I still feel blessed to be part of something which is much more than a ‘job’. Last week’s Adult Rec weekend was a testament to that. Co-worker Naomi and I had the pleasure of spending […]


Finding a job is a life goal for most young adults. Having a disability can make finding a job, or even exploring employment options, a daunting task. IOE’s Prep 4 Work program utilises School Leavers Employment Supports (SLES) funding, a component of NDIS supports, to allow participants to explore opportunities for employment utilising their skills, […]