GPSO began operating in Griffith in early 1993 when the State Government provided funding to establish post school options programs for young adults with a disability to make the transition from school to community life.
GPSO is a non-profit community-based organisation run by a volunteer Board of Management. Board meetings are held monthly, and all Participants and families are encouraged to attend and have input in the direction and the future of the service.
We aim to empower each individual to become independent and achieve their identified goals by using a person-centred approach and supports Participants to access all services and information available in their community. We encourage all Participants to make informed decisions and choices.
Our mission is to provide individualised support to people of all ages living physical and/or intellectual disabilities. GPSO strives to assist persons with a disability to achieve their full potential and standard of quality life, whilst also becoming a valued member of the community.
Our vision is to empower people of all ages living with physical and/or intellectual disabilities, and their families and carers to live full, happy, meaningful and valued lives.
Our organisational values ensure we:
GPSO is run by a Board of Management with each member having a diverse background and bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to the organisation.
Vice-Chairperson / Public Officer
Our General Manager, Roy Catanzariti, is responsible for managing the day to day operations of the organisation. Roy is very passionate and committed to providing quality, person-centred supports to our Participants.
Roy has been driving the growth and expansion of GPSO to meet growing community demands. GPSO is in the process of constructing five specialised and innovative houses to provide supported independent living to Participants.
Our Disability Support Leaders are responsible for leading a team of support workers who work directly with GPSO Participants. The Team Leader is purpose driven and responsible for day to day supervision and administration responsibilities to ensure GPSO Participants are receiving quality, person-centered and customer-focused outcomes.
Amethyst (Respite / Personal Care)
Violet (One-On-One Supports)
Indigo (Day Programs)
Lilac (Day Programs)
Fuchsia (Day Programs)
Lavender (Day Programs)
Iris (One-On-One Supports)
Senior Support Coordination
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Our mission is to provide individualised support to people of all ages living with physical and intellectual disabilities.