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 currently provide services throughout the Barwon area, South West Victoria and Western Metropolitan Melbourne, operating from several locations in Geelong, Warrnambool, Colac, Camperdown, Hamilton, Braybrook and Tarneit.

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. We are committed to providing quality, safety and well-being to every person we support.

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

Since the National Disability Insurance Scheme, (NDIS), started in July 2013, we have assisted 930 children and adults with a disability and their families to implement their NDIS plans to develop skills, try new experiences and  achieve great outcomes! We continually  strive to adapt and tailor our supports to suit each individual who chooses our services.

Gateways’ skilled and experienced team are here to support people to live enjoyable, meaningful lives in their community.

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 would also like to acknowledge the valuable support of the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments to enable people with disabilities and additional needs  to achieve their goals.