b'June 2024Home ConnectWelcome to the June edition of Home Connect.Home story Monicas StoryOn my twenty-eighth birthday I received the news that I was accepted. Im 39 now. It was exciting. I was the happiest Ihave ever felt says Monica.Monica has been living in her Uniting home Art is Monicas passion and her job.for 12 years. I work with Fire and Clay, a Uniting Social I loved that Uniting were looking for peopleEnterprise, two days per week. I have worked who had money issues and couldnt afford to there 14 or 15 years says Monica. live in other places, she said. I love my job, says Monica. I love that every Monica lives with a disability and wants theitem we make came from a block of clay. After chance to live independently.the hours and hours put into it, you come up Mum and dad were caring for me since day with something very beautiful.one. I got to a point where I was very ready Fire & Clay is a Uniting Social Enterprise that to experience the world on my own and live has been providing meaningful employment an independent life says Monica.and a sense of community for people living with Monica has a permanent home with Uniting.disability for more than 30 years. Its so awesome to have this special place asFor more information visit unitingvictas.org.au/home, and to know that I can stay here until services/social-enterprises/fire-clayIm ready to move out says Monica. I feelvery supported, and I love that my family,friends and support workers can come intomy unit. Share your ideas with us Monicas home is full of colourful abstractWed love to hear what you wantpaintings and handmade ceramics. to see in this newsletter.Im an artist. I make colourful abstract art E [email protected] makes me happy.1 Home Connect Newsletter June 2024'