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Congratulations Des George - Geelong's 2014 Father of the Year

Congratulations to Des George who was announced as the 2014 Geelong Father of the Year award on Friday 5th September.

Des was nominated by his nine year old daughter Nicola Rivo-George.  Nicola told us about how her Dad cheers her on at basketball, how he gets her ice-cream, he helps her with her achieve all her goals, he tries to keep her healthy all the time, he lets her go and play with her friends so she doesn't get bored and he takes her overseas for holidays.  He also helps her to practise her basketball, her swimming and piano and he encourages her to practise and practise her sport.  He is very kind and considerate, he always loves her and cares about her and he has helped her through hard times now that her Mum has passed away from cancer.  He is the best Dad ever  and she loves him so much!

Research tells us that the earlier we work with children and families to develop their abilities through education and play, the greater the chance that we can reduce the impact of disadvantage.

Bethany delivers a range of programs and services in the community, both in and with schools throughout the region.

Read more about some of the great projects taking place in the community

Parenting Programs

Being a parent, raising and nurturing a family, is one of the most important jobs you can ever do.  At Bethany, we offer a range of parenting programs that can help you. 

Details about the different parenting programs we offer, including dates and times, are available here.

For more detailed information and to apply for a course, please click on the "For Families" tab at the top of this page and select parenting programs.


Welcome to Bethany

Here you will find information about the services and programs that can help you, your family or friends.

Our services are delivered in the Barwon South West Region, from Lara to Lorne and throughout the Western District, reaching to the South Australian border

If you are a professional our Knowledge Centre contains information about projects and evaluations that we have collaborated on.

This is a great place to work, if you are looking to join us check out our employment section for further details

For information about National Disability Insurance Scheme and Bethany's MYWAY program of services, please click the below link. 

NDIS myway


Annual Report 2011 - 2012

Our 2013/14 annual report is now available online
View here