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Encompass Community Services Geelong

Encompass Community Services is a not-for-profit organisation committed to promoting equality and universal opportunity for all.
For 35 years Encompass have been a customer service leader’s in delivering supports and we pride ourselves in shaping sustainable local communities.
Our aim is to end damaging stigmas and stereotypes; open doors of opportunities for all people – whatever background, whatever ability.
Encompass is passionate about mental health and supporting our community that there are many ways to access information and support about your mental health and wellbeing.

It is important to Challenging Mental Health Stigmas, encourage open conversation but to irritate that NO ONE IS IMMUNE FROM MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES.
This FREE event will address and encourage conversation around mental health and wellbeing and will host an array of pre-entertainment & activities including a sausage sizzle & giveaways.
This will explore and host Geelong AFL player Joel Selwood and AFWL player Renee Garing – MC by Rav Thomas to talk about what their own experiences and battles with mental health. What has been on their own personal journey to become professional and elite football players.
Prior to on stage interviews / talk with Joel Selwood and Renee Garing, we will have an array of pre-entertainment and activities including a free assuage sizzle, giveaways, Circus play space, Giant bubble activity and Stilt Walker roaming the crowd.

HURRY, Tickets are FREE & strictly limited and can be secured via Eventbrite link to the left.

About Us

Your Vision is Our Vision – Whatever it Takes!

Encompass Community Services, a quiet achiever in the Geelong community, supports people of all abilities to be AMAZING!  We pride ourselves in providing universal opportunities for all and in shaping sustainable local communities. For over 30 years, we have been actively engaging with people with physical, intellectual, sensory and psychological disabilities; as well as other individuals who are disadvantaged such as disengaged youth, long-term unemployed and those facing financial, social or learning barriers. By working together with the community and YOU, we aim to end damaging stigmas and stereotypes; and open doors of opportunities for all people – whatever background, whatever ability. We believe and invest in YOU!  We are here to help you realise your goals, no matter how long it takes.  We will go through the journey with YOU and will be with you, every step of the way. Chat to us, 03 5222 3377 or email info@encompass-cs.org.au.

Do you live with a disability?
Are you being paid a Centrelink benefit?
Are you unhappy with your current provider?

Then contact CHRIS on 0418 379 361 or 5222 3377.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR CALL.

Create a Brand New World With Us

YOU and Encompass can provide people living with a disability a brand new world.

We run various programs and services to help build better sustainable local communities; and make sure that no one gets left behind!

Here’s a snapshot:

  • Our Hub 3219 program collected 763.4 tonnes of pre-loved furniture.  88% of this was reused, recycled or upcycled.  That saved 671.3 tonnes of waste going to landfill!
  • Encompass HomeStart, in partnership with Give Where You Live, distributed 1250 Material Aid Vouchers at a value of $62k, where beneficiaries were in high need demographics (single parents, people with a disability, unemployed, refugees)
  • Over 60 volunteers within our social enterprises were given an opportunity to upskill and gain work experience, making them ‘job ready’
  • Approx 500 job placements since 2010 (not including 100 self-employed) through our Disability Employment Service; with over 50 jobseekers on one-on-one appointment  supported per day
  • Over 400 students gained full qualification since 2013 through Encompass’ College of Education in Training; with nearly 300 youth participants in our Employability Skills Training (that we only started just over a year ago)
  • 100% of the produce from our farm, The Paddock, are grown spray-free; with 100% access provided to the vulnerable members of the local community to help alleviate food security issues
  • Nearly 200 people with a disability supported everyday
  • Approx 33% of our staff live with a disability
  • Over 30 years of passionate service to the Geelong community and surrounds

With your support, we can create a brand new world.  Together.

The Paddock:

Featured on The Barwon Food Fair Network

The Paddock team highlights the amazing work that they do with sustainable food production. Watch the video link above to find out more.

Special Thanks to The Barwon Food Fair Network for our feature, it’s great to spread the word on sustainable food production.

RECREATION AND TRAVEL!

NEW CALENDAR RELEASED!

Check out this amazing list of activities!
Have you booked yet?

Ballarat, Melbourne,Grampians, Werribee,
Bendigo, Phillip Island
Maldon, Kyneton, Castlemaine
AFL, Netball, NRL, Theatre, DISCO, Shopping, Bowling

 

DOWNLOAD CALENDAR

For further information contact Janelle
Email: fun@encompass-cs.org.au or call 03 5222 3377

DON’T STARE BE AWARE

FREE! DISABILITY AWARENESS TRAINING!

Not everyone has experience of disability and people with disabilities and there are so many misconceptions. The only way to break these myths is through AWARENESS
Click Here for further information

  You can always stay connected with HUB 3219 at Apollo!

Take a look at our pages on Facebook:
  www.facebook.com/ReadyStart/
  www.facebook.com/Hub3219andHomestart/
  www.facebook.com/EncompassApolloPlace/

As well as our page on Instagram:
@homestart3219

We look forward to seeing you online
And don’t forget to spread the word!

#Encompass #HomeStart #ApolloPlace #ShopLocal #SupportLocal #SavedFromLandfill #Reuse #Recycle #WeLovePreloved #PrelovedFurniture #ShoppingOnABudget #MakeOverOnABudget

 

This information is available in multiple formats on request.

All ENQUIRIES
Phone: (03) 5222 3377

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Your Vision is Our Vision for over 30 years.” Encompass

79 Gheringhap Street
Geelong VIC 3220
PH: (03) 5222 3377