Mpower Inc. is an accredited, community-based agency servicing the South Western Region of Victoria. It was established in 1975, initially to develop programs and provide support to individuals with a disability and their families and to assist other people in the community who were disadvantaged or under-privileged.
The agency is based in Warrnambool and provides a range of support services to the Shires of Moyne, Corangamite, Southern Grampians, Glenelg and the City of Warrnambool. Deaf Access Victoria also provide services to the City of Greater Geelong, Borough of Queenscliff, Colac/Otway Shire and Surf Coast Shires.
Mpower currently employs 60+ experienced and qualified staff and offers a range of programs to a client-base in excess of 800. Funding is received from government sources, primarily the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services. Including donations from philanthropic trusts.
'A community inspired and empowered by people of all ages, abilities and differences'
Committee of Management
President - Rhys Boyle
Vice President - Neil Ballard
Treasurer – Kerrie Hughson
Member - David Beard
Member - Helen Bayne
Member – David Beggs
Member - Michele Downs
Member - Michele Downs
ManagementCEO - Kerry Nelson
NDIS Manager - Louise Jellie
Accountant – Elizabeth Green
Business Manager - Dianne McFadden
Carer & Family Services Manager - Cherieanne Carmichael
Deaf Access Victoria Co-ordinator – Erica Smith
Intake & Client Engagement Manager - Penny Ryan
Human Resources / Office Manager - Donna Newell
StaffEnhancing abilities, supporting families, strengthening communities
‘A community inspired and empowered by people of all ages, abilities and differences’
Mpower will at all times focus on our vision and direct all activities towards its achievement. This vision highlights the vast group of people it serves, and the fundamental belief that every person has a right to services that will enable them to lead a fulfilling life.
Respect - Beliefs, feelings and values of individuals are acknowledged
Empowerment - person and family directed services recognising individuals strengths.
Quality - Professionalism and quality in everything we do.
New Learning - encouraging personal development and innovative thinking