About Hope Bereavement Care

Hope Bereavement Care represents all people affected by grief in the Geelong and surrounding districts by providing information, support and counselling services.

Hope Bereavement Care services started to evolve in 1985 following concerns about the lack of regional services supporting families following the death of a child. From there Hope Bereavement Care formed a working partnership with the Sudden Infant Death Research Foundation, now known as Red Nose and begun to provide support services to the community in 1992.

As the organisation continued to grow it partnered with The Australian Centre of Grief and Bereavement to provide services for people experiencing the sudden and unexpected death of an adult.

In 2017 Hope Bereavement care joined forces with Jesuit Social Services and The Freemasons Victoria to establish our Support After Suicide program.

Hope Bereavement Care is now a well-known and respected organisation that provides support throughout Victoria’s Barwon and South West Regions.

Hope Bereavement Care’s service model has three pillars of support;

The main components of these services are:

  • Counselling
  • Ongoing contact with families
  • Group work
  • Community Liaison, consultation, resources and information

For more information regarding these services, please contact contact Hope Bereavement Care

Hope Bereavement Services Board members

President: Dr Bernie Jenner
Vice President: Keith Fagg
Secretary: Peter Berrisford
Treasurer: Peter Norrish
Executive Officer: Graham Morton
Members: Tara Iacovella, Pam Virgona, Chris Bitmead, Mark Harris, Danny Keating.