Yooralla

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Yooralla is one of Australia’s largest and most proactive non-profit organisations working to support people with disability to live independent and fulfilling lives.

Yooralla services cover every aspect of living, both practical and aspirational for people of all ages and disabilities. Yooralla services include accommodation alternatives, respite, in-home support, therapy, attendant care, specialised equipment, employment, recreation, information, education and training, and practical skills for daily living.

Yooralla’s vision is to 'achieve a fair go for all people with disability' and their mission is to actively support people with disability, their families and carers, in all their diversity, to live the life they choose.

Miss Evangeline Ireland (Sister Faith) started Yooralla when she established a free kindergarten in inner-suburban Melbourne for children with disability.[1] The kindergarten was named “Yooralla” - an Aboriginal word meaning "place of love".

Yooralla employs more than 1,800 people[2] throughout Victoria and supports over 30,000 people with disability each year.

Yooralla's current Chief Executive Officer is Sanjib Roy.[3]

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