Meli is a Victorian not-for-profit committed to strengthening communities through supporting people.
We offer a unique combination of services to support members of our community throughout their lifetime, from early childhood through to adolescence and adulthood.
Meli’s heritage and unique combination of services allow for an insightful approach to wellbeing. Using our breadth and depth of expertise to innovate and contribute to our community through preventative, strengthening programs.
Everyone faces challenges occasionally, and Meli is here to lend compassionate help, and to take a preventative and early response approach – no matter how big or small a problem.
We offer modern services that are easy to access with an experienced and highly qualified team to support individuals.
We strive to be truly inclusive, to support the whole community, and encourage individuals to get the support they need, no matter their circumstances.
Meliorists at heart, we believe in social justice, equality, and working together to help wherever we can. We exist to create a fair, safe and inclusive community where everyone can thrive.
One person at a time, we’re working together to help create a better, stronger local community.
Meli is built on more than 150 years of combined local experience and heritage from Bethany and Barwon Child, Youth and Family (BCYF). We started a new chapter on 1 April 2023 by forming one strong organisation with the purpose of supporting people and strengthening communities.
We bring deep expertise spanning generations, giving us the perspective and foresight to know that a preventative focus will have the greatest impact on our community as a whole.
From a women’s refuge to a babies’ home and mothercraft nurses’ training centre, to a leading kindergarten and community services provider, Bethany has always been there for those in need.
From a children’s orphanage to a leading child, youth and family services provider, BCYF has a history of adapting and changing, always with the community at its heart.
Combined, we are even better placed to continue to serve our local community.