Identitywa officially opens new Cockburn Office
On Friday 19 August, Identitywa officially opened its new dedicated office located in the City of Cockburn.
Identitywa is one of Western Australia’s leading agencies supporting people with disability and their families throughout the metropolitan area.
Representatives from Lotterywest, Disability Service Commission, Fremantle Family Support Network and other WA disability agencies, joined families supported by Identitywa, Identitywa Board members and staff for the official opening which was held at the new office located on Tamara Drive, Cockburn.
Nyungar Elder, Marie Taylor, commenced the official proceedings when she gave a ‘Welcome to Country’ which was followed by a blessing of the building by the Catholic Archbishop of Perth, the Most Reverend Timothy Costelloe SDB.
Archbishop Costelloe acknowledged the generous bequest by a parishioner of the Spearwood Catholic Parish who had made what was an idea of CEO, Marina Re, into a reality with the additional support of Lotterywest and the Archdiocese’ funding agency, Lifelink.
“The decision to locate a branch of Identitywa to serve the suburbs of the southern part of our diocese and of our city and State, is really very important,” said Archbishop Costelloe.
“It is not just symbolic, but a practical expression to be on the ground, reaching out to people where they live.
“I am proud to be the Archbishop of a diocese which has, not just in words, but actually in practical, day-by day, concrete actions demonstrated such a strong and enduring commitment to people who live with a disability and to their families and all those who support them.”
A commemorative plaque was unveiled by Archbishop Costelloe and Identitywa’s Board Chair, Graeme Mander after the building was blessed.
Ms Re thanked the Archbishop for his kind words. She also acknowledged the contribution of key staff to the establishment of the office.
“The Cockburn office provides a point of contact for the families and the individuals we support and enables our staff to be more closely involved in the local community. This is critical in building connections and offering more responsive and flexible supports,” said Ms Re.
For more information about services provided, please call 9474 3303 or go to our website www.identitywa.com.au
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