At Marriott we get to know you and your strengths, by providing a range of supports to develop those strengths, and have the expertise and systems to deliver quality supports.
In the late 60’s a group of parents formed a committee which became the formation of our organisation, called the Moorabbin Association of the Intellectually Handicapped (MAIH), and began operating a Day Training Centre in a small hired hall in Cheltenham. Following a fund raising drive, an old mansion in Anne Street McKinnon was purchased, and this became the Day Training Centre for MAIH.
Then in 1975, Allan T. Marriott, a long-time local resident, saw the gap in disability services for local people with intellectual disability. Allan worked tirelessly during the remainder of the 70’s to assist the organisation by donating a substantial amount of money that enabled the purchase of land in the heart of McKinnon. In 1985 a purpose-built facility at 92-98 Wheatley Road McKinnon, our Community Hub, was opened on that site.
Since then, Marriott Support Services has steadily grown in providing opportunities for people with intellectual disability and autism across the south-east regional areas of Melbourne.
We focus on getting to know you and your goals, and we have a range of supports to develop those and have friendly people with expertise to deliver quality supports. Our staff are well trained, motivated and bring different skills and life experience from previous careers and many staff stay with us for a long time.
Marriott is here to assist you in leading a connected, healthy and independent life, through a wide range of employment, training, volunteering, social and recreational opportunities.
Marriott Support Services is also a for purpose social enterprise that provides purpose through employment with three well established business units: Enviro Management, Industries and Asset Management. Marriott is a person focused supported workplace, operating commercially with a clear purpose:
“through employment we provide opportunities to people with a disability, and those socially disadvantaged to thrive and enhance their lives”