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* The Anam Cara Geelong Commitment

Anam Cara Geelong is a community service committed to providing care for people affected by life limiting illness. Anam Cara Geelong offers support to people of all ages and denominations who are seeking hospice care within the Geelong and district communities, by providing access to day respite, short term respite accommodation and end of life palliative care.


  • Respect

  • Dignity

  • Trust

  • Compassion

  • Community involvement and participation


  • To provide excellence in short term respite care within a homelike environment

  • To provide qualified staff and trained volunteers who will combine their knowledge and experience to provide holistic person-centred care outside a clinical environment

  • To provide access to support, information, counselling, complementary therapies and bereavement care

  • To provide opportunities for education and training of volunteers, health professionals and the community regarding the primacy of holistic end-of-life care

  • To provide low cost ‘Bed and Breakfast’ style accommodation to people who need close proximity to hospitals or to loved ones within Anam Cara Geelong

  • To develop strategies to ensure the ongoing financial viability of Anam Cara Geelong

  • To develop and maintain communication with supporters of Anam Cara Geelong and the wider community