What’s in a name?
The name ‘Olivia’ means peace, beauty , dignity, and ‘fruitfulness’, a word synonymous with pregnancy, and is represented by an olive tree. All of these meanings, along with compassion, community and empowerment, encompass our approach.
The Centre in Warragul
Olivia's Place was co-founded in 2012 by Kirsten Finger and Melissa Raymond. Initially established under a national organisation, Olivia's Place is now independently governed by a local committee of people with a focus on supporting families through the highs and lows of pregnancy and early parenting. As mums and dads, the team at Olivia's Place has a great understanding of the need for support during pregnancy and the early parenting period.
The service is staffed by a fantastic team of volunteers, led by a Centre Manager, who all have access to professional training specific to their role at Olivia's Place.
Olivia's Place has the mission of offering support during any stage of pregnancy and early parenting assistance in the first year of your child's life. We provide practical, material and emotional support and a much needed link between those facing difficulties during pregnancy and early parenting and the services they need, within a professional framework.
We are a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) as a Public Benevolent Institution and approved as a Deductible Gift Recipient with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). This means that all donations over $2 made to Olivia's Place are tax deductible. To find out how to donate visit this page.