Safe & Welcoming
The Lazarus Centre is a place for people to feel safe and welcome. Somewhere where they can take a shower, wash and dry their clothes, have a light lunch, participate in activities, meet with volunteers and receive support from specialist homelessness staff.
All people are welcome whether they are homeless or not.
Holistic approach to addressing homelessness
We have extensive partnerships with all relevant local housing and support organisations to ensure a holistic approach to addressing people’s needs.
We partner with the community
Wherever possible we partner with the community to ensure ownership of local issues.
Support social connections through recreation and activities
We will leverage recreation and social activities on site to support people to develop social connections.
We are community.
We are Geelong.
Founded in 2015, the Lazarus Community Centre formed a partnership with SalvoConnect Barwon. With a lot of community support through working bees to prepare the old Geelong Gaol and garden areas, the centre launched in 2017.
Unfortunately, homelessness is a problem in the Barwon Region but with the community, we are providing much-needed support and facilities to people in need.
Join us in providing a safe and welcoming centre for all.
homeless people in Barwon are under the age of 18.
of the homeless in Barwon are sleeping rough in tents, cares and other improvised dwellings