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Region's premier alcohol and drug service facility to be established

Thursday, 12 May 2016
Barwon Child, Youth & Family (BCYF) and the Stepping Up Consortium are partnering to establish the regions premier alcohol and drug services facility on the back of a successful joint funding application announced at BCYF headquarters. Minister Martin Foley MP made the announcement that...

The Geelong Project identified as leader in call for reform of youth homelessness policy

Thursday, 28 April 2016
The Geelong Project, a partnership between schools and youth services across Geelong, has been described in The Costs of Youth Homelessness in Australia (CYHA) report to be released today as a ‘social innovation in service delivery.’ The world-first Australian study has shown that...

Barwon Child, Youth & Family to operate headspace Geelong

Tuesday, 05 April 2016
Barwon Child, Youth & Family are pleased to announce that following a rigorous evaluation process, we have been selected to operate headspace Geelong. Jason Trethowan, Western Victoria PHN’s chief said Barwon Child, Youth & Family have a long history in providing high quality and...

BCYF staff member Aliesha Vicars takes out Trainee of the Year Award

Wednesday, 02 March 2016
Barwon Child, Youth & Family staff member Aliesha Vicars claimed the Trainee of the Year award at the recent Gordon Awards for Excellence held at The Pier on Geelong’s waterfront. Aliesha was rewarded for her high standard of work, commitment and professional approach to both her...

New vision, mission and values launched

Thursday, 11 February 2016
Barwon Child, Youth & Family have launched our inaugural vision, mission and values that further sharpen our focus as we continue to consolidate the merger of our three founding agencies, Barwon Youth, Time for Youth and Glastonbury Community Services. This announcement complements the...

Courageous Sophie looks forward to 2016

Thursday, 07 January 2016
I moved from a farm to the city and my first puff of ICE was in year 7 with what I thought was a friend who picked me up from home with two older males. We drank slabs of beer and then had a puff of ICE (PIPE) and went to school the next day feeling weird. A couple of years on my sister and I...

HIPPY Families Graduate with Valuable Life Skills

Friday, 04 December 2015
Sixteen families have graduated from Barwon Child, Youth & Family's 2015 HIPPY program, a two-year journey teaching valuable life skills in Geelong's northern suburbs. HIPPY (Home Internaction Program for Parents and Youngsters) celebrated with a graduation ceremony to farewell the...

Governor-General Impressed with Cafe Meals Program

Monday, 19 October 2015
The Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove sat down with the Barwon Child, Youth & Family Youth Advisory Group during Anti-Poverty Week to discuss homelessness and ways to improve the lives of children in care as well as the importance of involving young people in decision making. The...

Inaugural CEO in Café day to support Anti-Poverty Week and Café Meals

Tuesday, 13 October 2015
Barwon Child, Youth & Family CEO will volunteer his time at Courthouse Café while young people dine with the Governor-General and discuss issues impacting Geelong. Barwon Child, Youth & Family (BCYF) CEO Sandy Morrison will not shy away from getting his hands dirty as he participates in...

Nature Passport encourages Colac Families to enjoy the outdoors

Tuesday, 08 September 2015
With the scent of spring in the air, Barwon Child, Youth & Family are providing families in Colac with an innovative and interactive way to head outdoors and enjoy the wonderful natural surroundings located right on our doorstep. In the coming weeks pre-school and prep aged children across...

Cheryl Flanagan Award Presented

Friday, 28 August 2015
The Annual Cheryl Flanagan Foster Care Award was presented on Friday at the Barwon Child, Youth and Family Malop Street office. The award is made to honour the memory of former Glastonbury Community Services employee Cheryl Flanagan whose dedication and commitment to the Foster Care Program and...

Barwon Child, Youth & Family officially launched

Thursday, 13 August 2015
Game-changing merger for the Barwon community A game-changing opportunity presents itself to improve community services for children, young people and families in Geelong and right across the Barwon community, with the establishment of Barwon Child, Youth & Family. Barwon Child, Youth &...

2016 Kindergarten Registrations Open

Friday, 12 June 2015
2016 Kindergarten registrations are now open for all Glastonbury Kindergarten and Early Learning Centres. Glastonbury would also like to welcome the newest member of our Kindergarten Cluster Management, St Albans Park Kindergarten.   Click Here to register for any of the following...

Barwon Child, Youth & Family Kindergarten Expansion

Wednesday, 19 November 2014
Glastonbury Community Services (Glastonbury) has recently received State approval to expand its Kindergarten Cluster Management (KCM) program to include Geelong and the Surf Coast. Glastonbury is currently an approved Kindergarten Cluster Manager under the State Government Department of Education...

Barwon Youth & Glastonbury Merger

Thursday, 23 October 2014
Glastonbury's Strategic Plan 2013-16 outlines an aspiration for the establishment of 'Geelong's Premier Community Services Agency' and to strategically partner and position the organisation for greater social impact. Consistent with this, the Boards of Barwon Youth and Glastonbury have agreed to...
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