As BCYF is committed to a vision of a community where people are safe, connected and empowered to live well. No matter who you are, people in need in our community have access to a number of our support services designed to foster positive outcomes for people living in the Geelong and wider Barwon region.
Our Community Services include:
The Communities That Care program, which supports north Geelong schools, parents and neighbourhoods to ensure young people are provided the best support and opportunities for healthy development by reducing risk factors to problematic social issues.
Alcohol and Other Drugs support services for youth, adults and families who are experiencing issues with alcohol or drugs or are affected by a loved one experiencing issues with alcohol or drugs.
Refugees and asylum seekers who have experienced torture and other traumatic events in a country of origin are eligible for free Refugee and Asylum Seeker Counselling through BCYF, including the assistance of an interpreter if needed.
The Way Back Support Service, provides free counselling and support to those who have made a recent suicide attempt and were admitted, or presented to, the Emergency Department of Geelong Hospital (Barwon Health University Hospital).