Orana’s 70th Birthday!

Monday, August 10th, 2020

Today is a special day for Orana as we celebrate our 70 year anniversary of supporting people with disability and working towards creating a more inclusive society for all. We are proud to be marking our 70th anniversary – a significant milestone that few companies achieve.

This landmark represents the fruits of the labours made by all our past and present staff, employees and volunteers dating back to the founding group of devoted parents.

We have a long and proud history of supporting people with disability. From our humble beginnings where a small group of progressive and visionary parents seeking opportunities for their children with intellectual disability met at a public meeting in Adelaide in 1950, to becoming one of SA’s largest and respected disability service providers, Orana has evolved and developed along with the disability sector over the past 70 years.

Dedicated to our vision of a society where people with disability are equal citizens, we have played an active role in improving awareness and progressing the nature of disability support in Australia.

On our journey through the evolution of disability support, we shifted our focus from ‘caring for people’ to ‘supporting people’ by providing them with the skills to become more independent as individuals and as members of our community.
Now our goal is clear, to ‘empower people’ to live the life they choose.

We look forward to continuing on our journey, driven by the vision of a society where people with disability are a part of our mainstream society.

To all staff, volunteers and customers, thank you for your continued commitment to Orana and the vital support you provide to our clients and employees.

Here’s to another 70 years!

Kind regards,
Nicholas Mihalaras
Chief Executive Officer
Orana Australia Limited

 

Please have a look at our collection of photos from all of our Orana locations: Netley Head Office (Administration and Business Services), Para Hills West, Ridleyton (Capacity Building Team, Business Services and Down Syndrome SA), Loxton, Mt Gambier, Murray Bridge, Port Augusta, Port Augusta Community Options and Port Pirie.

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