Who we are

Who we are

The Bridge is located in the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Formerly known as Options Victoria, we’ve been helping people with disabilities develop life skills for almost 50 years.

Our services include:

  • day service
  • individual support
  • respite and recreation
  • NDIS support coordination.

The Bridge Connects offers a wide range of services we have sites in:

  • Berwick
  • Cranbourne
  • Dandenong
  • Narre Warren
  • Noble Park.

You can get to know each of our friendly locations here.

For more information about The Bridge, as well as the other services we offer, such as employment services for people with disabilities, visit our corporate website at www.thebridgeinc.org.au.

Or, if you’d like to get to know more about The Bridge Connects, you’re in the right place. You can:


Our staff

Mary-Jane Stolp, General Manager

Mary-Jane initially completed a Bachelor of Applied Science and following university commenced working in Allied Health in the private hospital sector.  After 5 years of clinical service delivery and dabbling in accreditation, Mary-Jane moved into quality and risk management in regional Victoria and completed a Masters in Health Service Management.  For the last 19 years Mary-Jane has worked in executive and senior management roles in the health, aged care, community and disability sectors. She is a Fellow of the Australian College of Health Service Management and completed a Graduate Certificate in Leadership in 2014.  Mary-Jane is passionate about service innovation & organisational strategy to deliver safe, quality care & services to the community.  


Nicole Stribbles, Operations Manager

Nicole has extensive experience working within the disability sector spanning over 20 years. Nicole initially completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Intellectual Disability) and then a Graduate Diploma in Disability (Leadership). She also holds her Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. Nicole’s experience includes group based supports as well as individualised services and brokerage supports. Having worked in direct support before moving into a range of leadership and management roles, she is committed to the delivery of quality services and outcomes to enhance the lives of people with a disability.