By Rachel Ficinus, Family Support Team Manager What makes the Family Support service so unique is our ability to connect with families face-to-face. It enables us to provide a safe space for individuals and families to talk through their stresses, fears, hopes and dreams in... Read More

Categories: Family News

Very Special Kids remains open for referrals by email and phone. The Intake and Assessment Coordinator, Jo D’Cruz, is available for consultation on 9804 6221 or 0438 926 047.During this very challenging time, we will continue to support families with children who have a lif... Read More

Categories: Family News

Over the last week, we’ve been keeping a close eye on COVID-19, or Coronavirus, and what it means for our community.We have not had any confirmed virus cases within the hospice, or among any staff.But, to ensure we protect Victoria’s most vulnerable children, and thei... Read More

Categories: Family News, Hospice News, Very Special Kids News, Volunteer News

 Lou Cooney’s face beams when she talks about the volunteers at Very Special Kids.“I have never come across such a dedicated group of people. If I ever have a last-minute volunteer role become vacant, someone always puts their hand up to do it. They are a very dedicated ... Read More

Categories: Family News, Hospice News, Volunteer News

Sister Margaret Noone is a Loreto Sister, former teacher and junior school principal, and the first employee of Very Special Kids.Following a 20 year career as a teacher, with many years as a junior school principal, Sister Margaret was presented with the opportunity to study... Read More

Categories: Family News, Very Special Kids News

Sunday 1 March marks World Music Therapy Day! Our resident music therapist, Pip Reid has given some insight into the role of music therapy in the hospice setting.Music Therapy at Very Special Kids Since ancient times music has been recognised for its therapeutic value and ha... Read More

Categories: Family News, Hospice News, Very Special Kids News

Feb 2020

Imagine spending every hour of the day knowing you need to keep a close eye on your child in case he stops breathing. Then also imagine not knowing what his physical and mental development will be as he celebrates each birthday.This is the reality for Jayne and Cory Mitchell... Read More

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We are so excited to officially announce that we are set to rebuild the hospice in February 2021, and today can confirm our capital fundraising campaign to raise the funds needs is underway.With a big fundraising target of $22.5m to meet by the end of 2020, Very Special Kids ... Read More

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What inspired you to want to become a volunteer at Very Special Kids?In Adelaide I volunteered at Ronald McDonald House on week-ends and when I returned to Melbourne I wanted to volunteer within the City of Stonnington. I went to a presentation by various Charities organised... Read More

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Where did you come from before joining VSK?Previously I coordinated StandBy Murray, a support after suicide program delivered across the Murray region. This involved supporting individuals, families, and communities bereaved or impacted by suicide, and community workshops. Pr... Read More

Categories: Family News