Empowering and supporting children and adults with a disability and their families

Gateways Support Services is a community organisation that has been making a positive difference in the lives of children and adults who have a disability or additional need and their families for more than 20 years.

We see the potential and strength of every person we support. Our team are here to help people with a disability to make choices and realise their potential so they can live enjoyable, meaningful lives in their community.

Established in 1997, our wide range of services includes early intervention and therapy,  recreation and group activities, respite, parent support and education,  support coordination,  housing and support for adults as well as children in out of home care.

Gateways is recognised and respected for our expertise in supporting children and adults with a broad range of disabilities including autism, intellectual disabilities, developmental delays, challenging behaviours and complex medical needs.

Each year our services support more than 1500 children and adults with a disability and their families, throughout the Barwon area, South West Victoria and Western Metropolitan Melbourne. We operate from several locations in Geelong, Warrnambool, Colac, Camperdown, Hamilton and Braybrook.

Gateways is  proud that our team are known for their commitment, skill and respect  to ensure everyone feels included, valued and well supported. As one parent said

“It means so much to us as parents to have your help. Life can be challenging with special needs in the family, and to get support means the world to us.”

Gateways Support Services also wishes to acknowledge the valuable support of the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments.