Everyone is someone in our community

Windermere is an independent community service organisation working across south east Victoria to help those who need it most. Since our beginning more than 150 years ago, we have been working to create a stronger, more connected and supported community. 

Our support comes in many forms as we work together to find the right solutions for the many and varied complex issues faced by children, families and individuals in our community. 

Our aim is to get in early by providing programs and services within these primary areas:

  1. Family Wellbeing to create positive behavioural changes, greater understanding and respond to violence and/or neglect
  2. Childhood Development, Education & Support including child care and services for children and adults with developmental delays and disability
  3. Assistance and support for victims of trauma, assault and/or violent crime
  4. Community Strengthening designed to respond quickly to critical and emerging needs.

Whilst we receive funding for some services from state and federal governments, others are funded solely by donors and sponsors to whom we are truly grateful.

We believe that everyone is someone in our community and that is reflected in our approach with those we work with everyday.

Testimonial

My (Windermere) counsellor has been one of the most important supports I have had throughout this whole process. She is amazing. I now see things from a completely different perspective.

I am on the lookout now too - next time I am in a relationship, I will be able to recognise the signs of domestic violence and I won’t let myself get stuck in that sort of position again.”

Witness, Royal Commission into Family Violence - Melbourne