In 1987 A disability employment initiative was developed, we saw a need in the Eastern region of Melbourne for employment services for people with mental health conditions.
We started off as Groundwork (program of EACH) and established a service to prepare people managing a mental health condition for independent ongoing meaningful employment in the open job market.
We are now a Disability Employment Service funded by DEEWR, and assist people with mental health conditions and physical disabilities find employment.
We have sites across the Bayside, Maroondah and Westgate Regions and have offices spanning from Point Cook, St Albans, Box Hill, Clayton, Ringwood, Wantirna, Lilydale, and the outer Yarra valley ranges.
Our staff come from many cultural backgrounds, speak over 15 languages and understand the cultural needs of people from many countries.