Four decades ago, a group of mothers met in a church hall in Cheltenham with concern for their soon-to-be-adult children with disabilities.
At the same time, Allan T. Marriott, a long-time local resident, saw the gap in disability services for local people with intellectual disability, and donated a substantial amount of money that enabled the purchase of land in the heart of McKinnon. In 1985 a purpose-built facility, our Community Hub, was opened on that site.
That act of generosity lives with us every day.
Since then, Marriott Support Services has steadily grown in opportunities for people with intellectual disability and autism. Our place in the local south-east Melbourne community is well established across Glen Eira, Kingston and Bayside, Monash, Port Phillip and Stonnington local government areas.
The people we support and their families and carers come from a wide area including the suburbs of Highett, Bentleigh, Brighton, Oakleigh, McKinnon, Moorabbin, Cheltenham, Mentone and Caulfield.
Today we employ over 110 supported employees, support 130 people in our community programs and employ 80 staff.
We are small enough to get to know you and your strengths, big enough to have a range of supports to develop those strengths, with systems and expertise to deliver quality supports.
Marriott supports you to lead a connected, healthy and independent life, through a wide range of employment, training, volunteering, social and recreational opportunities.
The people we support live in the
Our staff are well trained, motivated and bring different skills and life experience from previous careers. Many staff have been with us a long time and we have higher proportion of male staff than other services.
Our community connections include valued partnerships with Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre in East Bentleigh, Mentone Lifesaving Club, Mordialloc Neighbourhood House and Fairway Aged Care facility in Sandringham. We value these community connections that help us offer more options for you to reach your goals.
Inclusion of people with disability in the community generates opportunities for employment, volunteering, participation in further education and social connections.
Our dynamic group of over 70 volunteers enable us to do that little bit more, through their generosity.
Our Community Hub is based at McKinnon and is close to public transport. From here we provide small group and individual supports in health and wellbeing, life skills, recreation, volunteering support and engagement with the community.
Our business enterprises, Marriott Industries and Enviro Management Services support people with disability in employment and are based in Cheltenham.
We are NDIS registered.
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100 Wheatley Road, McKinnon, Melbourne
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