BCYF & Bethany have merged! Our two like-minded not-for-profit organisations are now Meli. Learn more

Supporting our community through every stage of life

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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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.

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