Services and programs

The Brotherhood of St Laurence programs and services support disadvantaged people of all ages to build better lives for themselves. We aim to develop innovative services that are often then adopted by other community organisations and governments.

Where we work

Poverty and disadvantage in Australia today has a strong geographic dimension. The focus of our work is increasingly on particular places as well as particular groups of vulnerable people.

The Brotherhood is developing new services and programs to help build sustainable and successful new communities in Melbourne's outer suburbs.

Our Jindi Family and Community Centre is located at Mernda, one of Australia's fastest growing suburbs. We also have service centres in Epping, Frankston and many other locations.

View our Service locations »

The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse.
Read the official statement signed by the Executive Director.

The Brotherhood recognises the harm that family violence causes and that freedom from violence is a basic human right.
We will support our staff, volunteers, clients and the community if they experience violence.

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The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.

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