Opening Doors Project

Our Opening Doors Project helps people who require assistance 24 hours a day – we use innovative technology and housing solutions to enable a more independent life.

In 2023, we completed the building of 2 units on Spoonbill Street in Moama. We will add more information to this page about these homes in due course.
In 2022, we built 4 units for people with disability at Barry Street, Echuca.

To hear from those living in some of our homes, visit the link below.
This video tells the ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฅ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Ž๐ฉ๐ž๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ƒ๐จ๐จ๐ซ๐ฌ ๐๐ซ๐จ๐ฃ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž๐ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐ฎ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž ๐ฉ๐ž๐จ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐žโ€™๐ฌ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ฌ.

Opening Doors to Independence

If you would like to see an example of a previous house that has been built through the Opening Doors Project, visit the link below.

Moama Opening Doors Project Virtual Tour

Opening Doors โ€“ Barry Street Project โ€“ David 6 Month Check-In

David moved into his new home at Barry Street in Echuca 6 months ago, and is enjoying living in the accessible new unit. When asked what he enjoyed most about his new home, he said, โ€œI like it. I like the garden, I like going for walks, and playing with lego and I do craftโ€ฆโ€

Throughout the design and construction of the units at Barry Street, CLRS engaged directly with members of the local disability community to ensure the homes were built with the end-users in mind. 2 โ€˜User Groupsโ€™ were formed, which consisted of clients, family members of clients, and local people with disability. Leah Taaffe (CLRS CEO) says, โ€œThe idea of the User Groups is to provide a level of insight that weโ€™ve not had before. Itโ€™s a personal insight, which allows us to ensure weโ€™re designing these units to suit the needs of the people who โ€ฆ live in them.โ€

This level of personal detail allows clients to enjoy the things they love most. For David, having a veggie patch was essential. When asked about his veggie patch, David said, โ€œโ€ฆ Iโ€™ve got a veggie patch with tomatoes, cabbage, corn and roses โ€“ Iโ€™ve got two out thereโ€.

Opening Doors โ€“ Barry Street Project โ€“ David 6 Month Check-In

Opening Doors โ€“ Barry Street Project โ€“ David, CLRS Client








Donating to the Opening Doors Project

Do you want to make a difference? Donate today! Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.

Contact Gillian Noelker, Executive Assistant to the CEO on (03) 5480 2388 for more information.


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