Gateways understands that getting a break from your caring routine is important for you and your family. We offer a range of group based recreational programs for children and young adults which also provide an opportunity for family and carers to have respite from their caring role.Currently our books a closed for Individual Support services.

However Gateways offers two programs where children with a disability and/or complex health need can stay overnight in Geelong and Warrnambool.

Boost 4 Kids Overnight Program

Getaway House Warrnambool

Respite benefits for carers

  • Gives carers the chance to recharge their batteries
  • Have time to themselves
  • Spend time with other family members

Respite benefits for children receiving care

  • Support to take part in activities they enjoy in their community
  • Pursue their own interests
  • Family break


Gateways can work with you to implement your child’s NDIS plan for assistance with community participation.

For more information, call the Individual Support & Recreation Manager on 03 5221 2984 or contact us.

We also have a range of centre based respite programs available, including Boost 4 Kids and our Getaway House in Warrnambool.

The Interchange Program

What is the Interchange Program? The Interchange Program matches a person with a disability with a volunteer host (buddy) or host family who include them in their family activities on a regular basis. Volunteer hosts or buddies receive orientation, training and ongoing support from qualified Interchange Program Workers. Who benefits from the Interchange Program? Children Benefit…

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