Support for families

Being a parent or guardian is one of the most important jobs you can do, but it can be very difficult. Often relationships with family members or partners can be challenging and stressful. We help families who are struggling with many issues and situations, including:

  • Needing advice or information
  • Managing a child’s behaviour
  • Establishing household routines
  • Experiencing family violence
  • Using violent behaviour towards women and children
  • Feeling isolated, lonely or worried
  • Seeing a family member struggle with drug or alcohol addiction
  • Gambling issues
  • Tenancy issues
  • Needing help with parenting skills
  • Problems at school or kinder
  • Family relationship difficulties
  • Disability
  • Post-separation issues

Some of the services we offer include: 


Barwon Child FIRST

Bethany Community Support is part of the Barwon Child FIRST partnership. Barwon Child FIRST now operates as a service provider from The Orange Door in Geelong.

For families requiring support, please contact an Orange Door Intake Practitioner on 1800 312 820.

If you are a professional and wish to make a referral to The Orange Door, please complete the referral form (PDF version) (Word version) and email to barwon@orangedoor.vic.gov.au

For more information about Child FIRST, download this flier.

Find out more about The Orange Door here.