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Karingal St Laurence Ltd

genU Karingal St Laurence


genU has been 60 years in the making. Bringing together the best of two trusted and respected organisations, Karingal and St Laurence, genU builds on this experience, adding a new ambition: to become the leader in what we do.

We want everyone’s lives to be happier and healthier, especially people with disabilities, the ageing and those experiencing disadvantage.

Our goal is to enable each person we support to live the life they choose.  We do this by helping our clients re-join the workforce, master everyday tasks or access community services.

We operate solely for community benefit and invest back into the same communities in which our services are delivered.

Your support will allow genU to build new facilities for people with disability, develop new and innovative services and be involved in community projects that enrich the lives of people with a disability.

Currently, we are raising funds to complete much-needed landscaping in our purpose build respite house, Melaluka, that opened in Geelong in 2012. 

Melaluka caters to five individuals at any one time whose families seek respite from the caregiving role – a role that can be highly demanding and stressful. 

Respite care for loved ones provides short-term breaks for caregivers that can relieve their stress, renew their energy and restore a sense of balance to their lives. The house is completely accessible and currently supports over 70 families in Geelong and surrounding areas.

Since the opening of the house there has been one key element missing - a functional and fun outdoor area.  Currently the backyard is an empty space that doesn't provide any stimulation or opportunity to spend time outside. 

Your support will help us to change this.

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Contact Details

PO Box 558


Are donations tax deductible?


Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.