Respect, Restoration, Hope
PROVIDING TIME OUT FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN
NEED SINCE 1978
Benwerren provides stays in a caring environment, with home-cooked meals and peaceful surroundings.
Nestling amongst the beautiful hills of Yarra Junction, Benwerren is a lovely old rambling guest house. Complete with an open log fire and a picturesque setting on two acres of land with the Little Yarra River running by. It’s the ideal place to heal, reflect and find restoration.
Need A Break?
Are you a woman in need? Are you stressed, tired, worn out and facing difficult decisions? Benwerren is a place a woman can come to rest, reflect and find restoration. It’s a place where you can retreat from life’s pressures, stop, and breath.
Benwerren offers time out in a safe and caring environment from 1 to 5 days. Staff are friendly, warm and available if you need a listening ear.
- A caring supportive environment
- Homestyle meals
- Peaceful country surrounds
- Scenic walks
- Caring staff
- A short-term break from life’s pressures
- Kids Play Program while mother’s rest
To find out if you are eligible or to make a booking, please call the office on 03 5967 1021. PLEASE NOTE bookings cannot be made by email.
- We believe that every mother needs time out to rest, reflect and be restored physically, spiritually and emotionally.
- We believe connection, love and acceptance is paramount to mental, emotional and spiritual good health.
- We believe every person, man, woman and child, deserves to be treated with respect.
- We believe children need fun, laughter and good memories to grow into healthy individuals.
- We believe that God has a plan and purpose for every person.
“It’s not the house, it’s not the food, it’s not the countryside – but it’s the people.”
“Feels like coming home to Nana’s”
I loved the care and nurturing love and support I got. No judging, no criticism, no bossing me around.
At one of the most difficult times in my life, staying at Benwerren has given me the courage to continue on, and the encouragement to feel more positive about our future.
Thank you for the difference you have made to my life since I first visited this year. The space, time, generosity, kindness and love I have experienced has allowed me to heal, recharge and return to my family, and also to myself, with more to give. I have felt so nurtured and cared for, and the effect this has ripples out to the special people in my life, as they now get the best of me.”
“Our experience of Benwerren was life changing, my little girl is a non-verbal autistic who struggled with the everyday life of people, noise and the unknown. Then she received the “touch of Benwerren”. A miracle happened – my daughter kicked so many goals it was exciting.
My greatest wish was granted, all thanks to holiday at Benwerren. They’re in our hearts forever.”
I felt warm safe and wanted. I felt my feelings mattered and I felt I could relax and not be a controlling person because I felt wanted.
“I’ve never felt safe before in all my life, until now”
“Thanks for the wonderful hospitality, thanks for the warm bedding, thanks for the good food, thanks for meeting every woman at the point of their needs.”
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Come to rest, reflect and find restoration.