Baptcare’s Bendigo Home-Start program recently won the Powercor Bendigo Business Excellence Award for not-for-profit/community service organisation of the year.

The program was established in 2008 to help socially isolated families facing difficult circumstances to draw on the valuable experience of others in the community. It connects volunteers to families, based on specific needs of the families and the strengths of the volunteers. In the past financial year, Baptcare Bendigo Home-Start provided in-home support to 39 families in the greater Bendigo, with 114 children benefitting from this unique service. Congratulations to the team and volunteers that make this program such a success.