Yearly Archive: 2018

Volunteering Supports Children with Disabilities

Sharon has looked after Robert one night a month for the past 8 years, providing Robert with friendship and care as well as giving his grandfather who has raised Robert, some time to himself.  During this time the relationship has grown...
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Recreation theatre restaurant activity proves a hit

Gateways Support Services’ participants and recreation team leaders enjoyed a fun night out at Witches in Britches in Melbourne recently.   The group of 18 enjoyed a brilliant show as well as a 3 course dinner. One...
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Recreation Group form Bulldogs Guard of Honour

Our adult recreation group from Western Melbourne participated in a VIP experience, being part of the guard of honour for the Bulldogs, meeting the coach and players as they ran through the banner on Friday...
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‘Let’s Cook Together’ – Growing Life Skills

The activity forms part of Gateways’ Recreation Program and has been made possible through a recent grant by the Geelong Community Foundation to build a purpose-built kitchen at Gateways Albert Street Office in West Geelong....
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Geelong Cats ‘All Abilities Clinic’ a hit with families

The Cats have been long-time supporters of Gateways, helping to promote understanding and inclusion of people with a disability.  Gateways ambassador, Cats player Harry Taylor was an apology on the day, but his team mates...
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A Leader with a Difference

Alex has been a Leader in Gateways recreational programs since 2011 and is part of a tight knit team of experienced leaders providing a range of activities, which deliver on fun as well as meeting the individual goals of...
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4WD Adventures in Western Melbourne Supporting People with a Disability

This was a big hit with the young adults who took part, enjoyed getting out of town, exploring the countryside and traversing muddy tracks before stopping for a BBQ in the bush.  The activity was...
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Lego Therapy helping kids with a disability further develop social skills

The Lego Mates program is designed for 8-12 year olds with a developmental delay or diagnosed disability who attend a mainstream primary school and have solid cognitive and language skills but need support with social /...
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Ben’s Big Shave – Fundraising Event 17 March 2018

‘Ben’s Beard’ is Helping Children with a Disability to Have a Dream Queensland Holiday. Local Geelong man Ben Richards, has been growing his beard since 2016, all in the aim of raising money for children...
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Disability Organisation Leads the Way on International Women’s Day

Gateways Support Services, which provides disability services in Geelong, Western Melbourne and South West Victoria, is one of those rare organisations which is headed up by a female CEO, has a largely female management team...
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