Our Programs

PROVIDING TIME OUT FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN
NEED SINCE 1978

Programs at Benwerren

Time Out

Stays for women with or without children who need a break. Stays can be from 1 day to 10 days.
Includes linen, towels and home cooked meals. Kids Play program is available Monday to Friday giving mothers time to rest while children play.

Terms 1, 2, 3 & 4

Call the Office 03 5967 1021 for available dates

School Holiday Program

Program available during the school holidays for families who have stayed with us during the year.
Includes Adventure program for kids and pampering for mums as well as bedding, linen and home cooked meals.

School Holidays

Call the Office 03 5967 1021

Places book out early, waiting lists available.

Boys & Girls Weekend

Weekend camp for young people aged 10-13 years, who have previously stayed at Benwerren.

1 boys and 1 girls weekend a year

Camp details will be automatically sent to applicable families.

Child Sponsorship

Funding from donors is generously given to selected young people to participate in extracurricular activities.
Children are chosen from families who have participated in our various programs.

Program participants are selected by committee at the beginning of each year and funding administered throughout the year.

Training

In-house volunteer and staff training is available throughout the year.
Topics covered relevant to Benwerren’s work include First Aid, Child Safe, Food Handling, Family Violence Awareness & Response (4 day workshop), Volunteer Induction, policies & procedures.

Benwerren also accepts students for student placement.

February & August/September

Volunteers and staff mailed relevant information throughout the year.

Anyone interested in doing our Family Violence Training can call the office on 03 5967 1021.

Benwerren Boutique

Op Shop in the main Street of Yarra Junction. They sell second-hand clothing, bric-a-brac and small items of furniture.
All profits go to Benwerren. Guests of Benwerren can get a discount voucher giving them VIP access to our shop.

Monday to Saturday. May be closed on some public holidays.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at our shop call the office on 03 5967 1021.

Shop address is 2455 Warburton Highway, Yarra Junction.

Follow Up

A small team of Benwerren volunteers provide phone follow-up to our guests for those who indicate they would like this.

All year round

Guest complete a Follow Up Form at the completion of their stay.

Animal Encounters

As part of our Time Out and Holiday Programs families have access to our adjoining property where they can feed and pat a variety of farm animals.

All year round

Opportunity to participate during stay.