Betel Australia (Lilydale, Vic) is a caring, not-for-profit Christian community, in the heart Victoria, dedicated to restoring homeless and substance-dependent people to productive, independent lifestyles.
Betel’s residence hosts up to 25 men. We have received numerous testimonies of lives changed, families restored, and new hope for the future through the work of Betel. We welcome you to explore our website to learn more about us, to find out how you can help, or to seek new beginnings for yourself or someone you know who may need the care and love that Betel can provide.
As members of an extended family, working and worshipping together, residents focus on achieving and sustaining change in three main areas of life:
- Physically: by maintaining abstinence from harmful, addictive substances (illegal drugs, alcohol and tobacco) and recovering the good health habits of a proper diet and exercise.
- Emotionally: by practising self-control and co-operation, learning basic communication skills, gradually recovering a healthy self-image as a positive contributor to work teams, group recreation, and a caring household.
- Morally: by acquiring a system of values which help to sustain the cumulative benefits of the change individuals achieve, successfully avoiding relapse over the long run.
Maximum Number of Residents: 25
Age Range : 17 Years +
Approximate Payment: $700 one-off payment and $300 per week
Length of Stay: 12 – 18 months
Types of Treatment: Alcohol/Drugs/Gambling