Crohn’s & Colitis Australia has been awarded a Victorian Government Health Condition support grant, enabling us to extend our support program into rural and regional Victoria and provide education and support that is missing in these areas. The program will also serve as a pilot program that will be rolled out into other states in due course.
The Department of Health selected the CCA office to host the announcements and we welcomed The Hon. David Davis, MLC. Minister for Health and 20 other CEO’s from various Victorian charities who were also successful in obtaining the grant.
Liz Herschel – CCA member and former support group facilitator gave a moving account of her experience as a mother of a child with Crohn’s disease. Liz spoke about the value of being part of a support group and how it helped re-establish her family’s life.
CCA’s CEO Francesca Manglaviti said:“We’re delighted to receive the grant and host the announcement. The Health Condition support grant is an exciting opportunity to extend our programs.”