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For more than 150 years, we’ve been working together to meet the changing needs and aspirations of people in their communities.

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If you need someone to talk to, we’re here to support you. Your first step is to contact us.

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With a commitment to learning, wellbeing, flexibility, inclusion and diversity, find out why it’s great to work at Bethany.  

About Bethany 

Our Purpose

We are here to work together to meet the changing needs and aspirations of people in their communities.

Our Impact

We aim to make sustainable change in people’s lives, at each and every stage. Every day we support families and individuals in Geelong and Western Victoria.

Our Stories

Supporting people when they need us most.  Here are some of our stories about how people in our community are navigating life with support from Bethany.

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Geelong Giving Tree Appeal

On Saturday 12 November, the Geelong Giving Tree Appeal launches.  Can you help fundraise or donate to support someone in our local community who is currently going through hardships?  Click below to donate and learn more.

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16 Days of Activism

During the 16 Days of Activism, people around the world will unite to raise awareness about gender-based violence, challenge discriminatory attitudes and call for improved laws and services to end violence against women for good.  

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Bethany Little Things Appeal

With the rising costs of living, many families are unable to afford many of the little things in life that we take for granted.  Our annual June appeal raises funds to help buy these little experiences for local families. 

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Geelong Candlight Vigil

In May each year, together with Safe Steps Victoria and The Sexual Assault and Family Violence Centre, Geelong’s city centre turns purple, as we light a candle to remember women who have died due to family violence.

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Surf Coast Century

This September, we’re working with the Surf Coast Century to raise vital funds to end family violence. And, with your help, together we can change the story. Can you make your run count?

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To show their support of the Geelong Giving Tree Appeal each year, the Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness (ACDP) raffle these beautiful hampers which are thoughtfully curated by the ACDP Social Club.

They also have this stunning Giving Tree up in their foyer, where $10 buys a raffle ticket and a bauble for staff to hang on the tree. What a great way to support the Geelong Giving Tree Appeal!

If your business would like to get involved, it’s not too late! The Geelong Giving Tree Appeal runs through until Tuesday 6 December. More details can be found at www.geelonggivingtree.com.au
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To show their support of the Geelong Giving Tree Appeal each year, the Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness (ACDP) raffle these beautiful hampers which are thoughtfully curated by the ACDP Social Club. 

They also have this stunning Giving Tree up in their foyer, where $10 buys a raffle ticket and a bauble for staff to hang on the tree. What a great way to support the Geelong Giving Tree Appeal! 

If your business would like to get involved, it’s not too late! The Geelong Giving Tree Appeal runs through until Tuesday 6 December. More details can be found at www.geelonggivingtree.com.au

The Town and Country Children's Centre has been generously supporting the Geelong Giving Tree Appeal for six years.

Thank you to the Educators who kindly prepared some delicious treats for their Cake Stall Fundraiser today. What a fantastic way to raise funds!

We are so grateful for their contribution, and the support of so many others who are sharing in the joy of giving this Christmas.

If you would like to donate or get involved, visit www.geelonggivingtree.com.au
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The Town and Country Childrens Centre has been generously supporting the Geelong Giving Tree Appeal for six years.

Thank you to the Educators who kindly prepared some delicious treats for their Cake Stall Fundraiser today. What a fantastic way to raise funds!

We are so grateful for their contribution, and the support of so many others who are sharing in the joy of giving this Christmas.

If you would like to donate or get involved, visit www.geelonggivingtree.com.au

It is the final week to donate to the Geelong Giving Tree Appeal!

Help Bethany, The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre and BCYF Barwon Child, Youth & Family support as many local families as we can this Christmas by donating today.

Your donation will go directly to families in need to purchase Christmas gifts or food for their loved ones.

Help us reach our goal by donating at www.geelonggivingtree.com.au
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Building a new life in Geelong

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sally and her infant son James were experiencing the frightening intensity of a violent relationship and a lockdown.

Through ongoing emotional and mental health supports provided by Bethany, they are now well equipped and supported to make a fresh start in their new city.

“It’s been really great to have someone to talk to and debrief. I was really frazzled at the beginning of COVID and the help to refocus on different areas of our life that we could work on, has been great.”

“Help provided, someone to talk to. Someone who listens to me. Someone who will listen even if they can’t help. They are always trying.”

My client stated that after seven sessions she is now not experiencing panic attacks and her anxiety is not impacting on her functioning anymore.  She stated she can now apply the skills and overcome any anxiety quickly and move forward 

“I only hope more women can find you and reach out to you for support

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