About Touched By Olivia


Touched by Olivia Foundation was established in 2007 in memory of baby Olivia Perkins who passed away from a rare disease at 8 months old.

Our Why.

We believe that people can live better, more connected lives.  So it is our dream to create a more inclusive world by focussing on creating 3 things:

- more inclusive playspaces
- more inclusive workspaces
- more inclusive communities

Please visit our website to learn more about the work we do. 

PLANKTOBER is our annual campaign to raise awareness and funds to support "The LIVVIng Room" - a social enterprise that will comprise a cafe and community space. 

The LIVVIng Room is a concept that will be initially rolled out at Five Dock, NSW to replace TBO's existing social enterprise Livvi's Cafe currently in operation. 

The LIVVIng Room is a completely new build.  It's aim is to provide meaningful opportunities for people facing barriers to employment to gain experience and a paid job.  It will be complemented with a community activated space where people can come together, share stories, connect and support each other on things that matter to them. 

TBO believes that mental health issues, disability barriers, loneliness and social isolation can be addressed in a positive and sustainable way simply by creating a space where everyone belongs. Like our inclusive playspace model, The LIVVIng Room will provide a replicable blueprint for other communities across Australia to follow suit.

TBO is really passionate about driving community connections to bring positive social change. Your support is essential in strengthening the CORE of our existence represented by the community in which we live.  Thanks for coming aloing for the ride!

The LIVVIng Room - Concept Design

Driving community connections

Overcoming social isolation

How we do it

  • Driving activities and programs that promote a sense of belonging
  • Creating conversations
  • Focusing on those at a disadvantage


How we do it

  • Building on our Livvi's Place heritage and expertise
  • Crafting community places
  • Expanding social enterprise cafes

Bringing people & organisations together

How we do it

  • Connecting providers and groups with a shared purpose
  • Forging community action networks
  • Moving fast to address community needs

Our values: Kindness - Agility - Action - Creativity