Brightening lives for children and young people with disability

Upper Murray Family Care operates the Interchange program to provide a range of respite, social and recreational opportunities to children and young people with disability, their carers and families. Our Interchange staff work directly with individuals, their families and carers to build strong community connections and support options.

Nurturing children and young adults to connect and play
Located next to Willow Park in Wodonga, the UMFC Interchange program provides an accessible and picturesque location for children to learn and play in a fun and supported environment. It is ideal for children wanting a safe place to explore.

Interchange hosts out-of-school-hours programs aligned with Victorian school terms and holidays. These programs are open to primary and secondary school-aged children, with student transport to and from school available on request. Our group activities are led by qualified staff, backed by dedicated volunteers to provide high levels of support.

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UMFC relies on the generosity of volunteers to help provide outstanding care.

Identifying the child’s needs and tailoring support
Children and young people with disability are our focus and we provide a variety of services to meet their wideranging needs. We regularly run tailored and specialised programs at Interchange and throughout the community.

We can also design a package of individual supports specifically for participants and their family. Options include personalised purchased support with skilled and experienced staff, as well as social and relationship-building opportunities through our Host and Big Buddy volunteer-based programs.

The Host program provides the opportunity for children up to the age of 18 to have regular visits with a volunteer host family. These may be during the day or involve overnight stays. Through the Big Buddy program, volunteers support young people to enjoy a range of activities and experiences across their community.

Supporting Families
UMFC knows that families and carers are important, so we’re always looking for opportunities to inform and support them. Our range of initiatives includes the Support for Carers program, which provides short-term assistance for carers at times when a little extra help is needed. Family retreats, little explorers and discovery groups and carer day-outings are some of the ways we bring people together to support each other.


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