Stand up for Disability Rights!

$3,130 raised

TARGET $80,000

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Stand Up for Disability Rights with Melbourne East Disability Advocacy!

Help us reach our goal of $80,000 to empower people with disabilities and fight for their rights!

Melbourne East Disability Advocacy (MEDA) fights tirelessly for the most vulnerable members of our community: people with intellectual or complex disabilities who often face unfair treatment, abuse, exploitation, neglect, and discrimination. They need a voice. And you can be that voice with your support!

“My name is Nicole and my Individual Advocate stood by my side making sure my rights were upheld when I experienced abuse under the care of a disability service provider”

The Problem:

MEDA serves 5 local governments in Melbourne's Eastern Region, but with only 2 part-time advocates (38 hours/week total), demand vastly outstrips supply.

Every week, up to 5 people have to wait for advocacy support, and we sadly turn away 6 more.

The Royal Commission provided funding, but now it's closed, leaving a critical gap in resources.

The Solution:

We need YOU to help us raise $80,000 to keep our advocates on the ground, working directly with people with disabilities to:

Empower them to speak up and fight for their rights

Address violence, abuse, neglect, and exploitation

Advocate for systemic change and equal opportunities

Your donation, no matter how big or small, will make a real difference. It will help us:

Reduce the waitlist for advocacy support

Provide crucial guidance and assistance to individuals in need

Advocate for policy changes that benefit the entire disability community

Together, we can create a more inclusive and just society where everyone's voice is heard and respected.

Donate today and stand up for disability rights with MEDA!

“My name is James and my individual advocate made sure that my rights were protected at my place of employment when I was being underpaid & bullied”

Please share this campaign with your friends and family!

Thank you for your support!

MEDA Team

#StandUpForDisabilityRights #SupportMEDA

MEDA is a Deductible Gift Recipient organisation

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Melbourne East Disability Advocacy

Melbourne East Disability Advocacy is a not-for-profit community program that provides advocacy support to people with intellectual disability. Support is provided directly by our professional and paid staff. It may also be provided by volunteer citizen advocates.

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Melbourne East Disability Advocacy

FOREST HILL, VIC



Sat, 13 Apr 2024

Anne Payne

$ 50

Thanks for doing such awesome work

Fri, 12 Apr 2024

Kathy Meikle

$ 100
Tue, 9 Apr 2024

Mel Dannock-Price

$ 50
Tue, 9 Apr 2024

Valerie Rowe

$ 25
Tue, 9 Apr 2024

Gail Connellan

$ 100
Tue, 9 Apr 2024

Mary Appleby

$ 500
Mon, 8 Apr 2024

Leonie Yeap

$ 50
Mon, 8 Apr 2024

Janet Stefancik

$ 50
Mon, 1 Apr 2024

Gwen Sedgewick

$ 100
Wed, 27 Mar 2024

Will Elder

$ 250

SINCE Mar 2024

23 

Donations

$3,130 raised

TARGET $80,000

Please support this cause

$
AUD

I'm raising funds for

charity-logo

Melbourne East Disability Advocacy

Melbourne East Disability Advocacy is a not-for-profit community program that provides advocacy support to people with intellectual disability. Support is provided directly by our professional and paid staff. It may also be provided by volunteer citizen advocates.

About Fundraiser

Melbourne East Disability Advocacy

FOREST HILL, VIC

SINCE Mar 2024

23 

Donations