Sisters of Mercy visit their former school site
A special morning tea was hosted for Sisters of Mercy at the beginning of July, giving them a wonderful opportunity to hear about Identitywa’s outreach and to see first-hand the transformation of the buildings which were originally home to the school founded by the Sisters.
On a tour of the building, CEO, Marina Re, and Manager Services, Lee-Anne Brenssell, showed how it had been modified to accommodate Identitywa’s corporate base.
The Sisters were definitely impressed with their tour and were delighted with its new purpose.
“Our founder, Catherine McAuley, would be so pleased to see the great Mercy work you are all continuing to do here,” said Sister Carmel.
The event also provided an opportunity to reflect on the significant contribution the Sisters have made to the history of WA.
“It truly was a delight to host the Sisters and to celebrate a new purpose for the former St Brigid’s School,” said Marina.
“Identitywa owes a great deal to the Sisters of Mercy, in particular to Sr Maureen McCarthy RSM, who made a significant contribution in the early days of our agency.
“Sr Maureen made things happen, aided by the generosity of her Order and the understanding and support of the Archbishop.
“It is wonderful that we still have a strong relationship and we look forward to continuing this into the future,” said Marina.
Identitywa is one of WA’s leading agencies supporting people with disability to live the life they choose. With a strong commitment to Person Centred Active Support, staff work in partnership with individuals to explore, plan and design support options to suit their individual needs.
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