Programs at Benwerren
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.