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Loving couple find their independence

Thursday, 10 August, 2017

For nine years, Ronnie and Raquel have been together and in love. A particular goal of theirs has been to live together, and thanks to the support of Karingal St Laurence's My Own Place program, Department of Health & Human Services and Active Community Housing, they are now living independently in a unit in Yarraville.

The pair of passionate Essendon supporters will say "hi" to anyone and always like to meet new people, getting out and about in the community by visiting the Yarraville Village Farmers Market on the weekends for fresh fruit and vegetables. They also like to visit Highpoint Shopping Centre and the local buses are able to take them right to the doorstep.

Raquel has been a Karingal participant since 2007, and the organisation is providing her with important skills to manage her home. Raquel particularly enjoys the one-to-one sessions with her worker and has seen her own cooking skills improve out of sight!

Ronnie and Raquel are living proof that persistence pays off.

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Pictured: Ronnie and Raquel

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