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Everyone has the ability to share, contribute to the community and live a life of choice and independence.

That is what Marija has now discovered, after securing a job at Westmead Hospital in the mailing room.

Explore Your Talents at Afford Day Programs

Marija has been with Afford’s Kings Park Day Program for around four years. She enjoys participating in a variety of activities and program. She has also made many friends at the Day Program.

Develop Your Skills for Independence

Marija is already very independent. But she wanted to secure a paying job so that she could earn her own money. She then has the choice to use her money on whatever she likes. She plans to save her money to go on an Afford Getaway to Perth.

Afford Staff Support You To Achieve Your Goals

Marija spoke about her work goal with the staff at Kings Park Day Program. The team organised for Marija to participate in work experience at Afford’s Minchinbury ADE (Australian Disability Enterprise) every Thursday. She has been happily working at the ADE for the past few years.

But recently, Marija decided that she wanted something new. Something different where she could get out into the community and help others. So, Kings Park staff went about looking for new opportunities for Marija and they found her work experience at Westmead Hospital.

Marija sorts envelopes and works with the staff at the hospital to ensure all the mail is delivered to the correct departments. She has made such an impression over the time she has been in the mailroom, that her work experience has now turned into a paid job!

Earn Your Own Money To Spend How You Please

Marija now works as a mailroom assistant at Westmead Hospital every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. She catches the train from Mt Druitt station to Westmead station every day that she works.

“I like my job and people at my workplace are very nice to me. I’m proud of myself that I have a job.” – Marija.

Develop Your Life Skills

Afford has supported Marija to work towards developing her skills and confidence to secure regular paid work. She now is on a path to a permanent career.

Now that Marija is earning her own money, she can appreciate the value of money and saving to do the things that matter most to her.

Find out how Afford Day Programs can support you to gain independence and support to lead the life you want.