Maureen Crawford, the founder of Interchange, has been chosen as a finalist for an award in the national HESTA Community Sector Awards 2015.
The awards recognise those in the community sector who made an exceptional contribution to social justice in Australia, by enhancing the wellbeing of disadvantaged individuals and communities.
One of five finalists in the Unsung Hero category, Ms Crawford was chosen for pioneering the first volunteer supported respite care program to support children with a disability and their families.
Ms Crawford started the first Interchange program in Camberwell when her intellectually disabled son James was five years old and the pressure of caring for him became physically and emotionally crippling.
The award winners will be announced in Sydney on Thursday 25th June.
You can read the full media release below.