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Building Independence

Better self-awareness and community engagement to explore your future

Take independence to another level with a focus on decision making, self-managing and future pathways.

We create space for learning about ourselves and others through improved social skills including listening, assertive communication, decision making and empathy. We explore current social and personal issues like relationships through facilitated discussions.

If you are looking for a progressive and individualised program, try Marriott’s Roads to Independence (RTI).

Here’s some examples:

  • Ebony has new found confidence after learning to travel on public transport having previously travelled only by taxi. While volunteering in the commercial kitchen at Fairway Aged Care facility, it became clear that hospitality could be a future work pathway for Ebony.
  • Andrew did not travel far on public transport but after being supported to travel to he now no longer needs support to use public transport. Andrew’s confidence allows him to act as a buddy for others who are less confident on public transport.
  • Liam wants to work and so is supported in a work placement in an administration role with one of our partners. He is also part of the work and life skills training as part of Roads to Employment

To join us at RTI, you must be:

  • Able to use public transport with minimal support and be willing to participate in travel training.
  • Interested in doing community based work (volunteer or work experience) and/or further education opportunities.
  • Ok to be left unsupervised for short periods.

We are conveniently located near Moorabbin station and are out and about every day on public transport. We connect with our community and partners.

Call Elly now to discuss a trial

Co-ordinator, Roads to Independence, based at Moorabbin.
 9276 4300
 [email protected]

If this is not you, check out our Community Hub.

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Our upcoming events

Community Hub to the Wizard of Oz

June 27 2018

We will travel on the train to see the well-loved Wizard of Oz musical. It is an enchanting revision of the all-time classic developed from the ever-popular screenplay and includes new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Call Julia 9577 6909 for details.

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Stuck on You

June 06 2018

‘Stuck on You’ is an art exhibition promoting community spirit and the notion that we are all interdependent. In collaboration with Glen Eira Art Society and Glen Eira Council. Launching at 6pm, 6th of June, at Marriott Community Hub, the exhibition will showcase artwork from local and Marriott artists, both at the Hub and in […]

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Kingston Town Hall, Melbourne

Marriott Support Services Annual General Meeting

November 15 2018

Bring your friends and family for an enjoyable evening to hear what Marriott has achieved and celebrate our wonderful Marriott Community. At the Kingston Town Hall More information to follow.

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