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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...

2014 Early Years Awards, National Gallery of Victoria, 20th October 2014

Tuesday, 21 October 2014
Glastonbury was shortlisted as one of three finalists, from many, many nominations in the award category of ‘Communities that are more family and child friendly’ for the Imagination Station at Northside (Norlane). By way of background on this project and the nomination for this award: For the...

State Government expand Services Connect to eight new areas across Victoria

Thursday, 09 October 2014
The State Government in partnership with the community sector today expanded Services Connect to eight new areas across Victoria. In a Victorian first, community services providers will come together in new Services ConnectPartnerships to test models of integrated child and family support,...

Coverage of Foster Carer Appreciation Lunch

Wednesday, 17 September 2014
Geelong Advertiser - Coverage of Foster Carer Appreciation Lunch held at Truffleduck on Friday 12th September with Guest Speaker, Bernie Geary, Victorian Child Safety Commissioner, Commission for Children and Young People.

Media Alert : Continuing Rise in Demand for Foster Care Placements

Friday, 12 September 2014
Since 2002, the number of children and young people in out-of-home care in Victoria has grown by 5.3 per cent per annum. A key contributor to the growth in the number of children and young people in care in Victoria has been the increasing length of care placements. "There has been a continuing...

Winner of the Geelong Business Excellence Awards Health and Well-Being Category

Thursday, 18 July 2013
Glastonbury Community Services was thrilled to be the successful recipient in the Geelong Business Excellence Awards 2013 'Health and Well-being' category last night. This is the third consecutive occasion on which Glastonbury has been successful in this regard, an outstanding achievement,...
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