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A House for Life and Tara's Dream


A House for Life

Since 2008, in partnership with people with a disabity, their families, community, state and local governments, and through bequests and donations, Karingal has completed 11 housing projects, and committed over $7 million, securing 52 accommodation places for people with a disability across greater Geelong, Frankston and the  Mornington Peninsula. The House for Life was established in 2015 in order to continue this important work. A House for Life aims to work with people with a disability and their families, all levels of government and the broader community to develop housing for people with a disability.


Tara's Dream

Tara's Dream

In partnership with the McGowan family, Karingal has committed to build   much-needed housing for people with a disability in the Bellarine area. The housing development, to be built on land granted by the City of Greater Geelong,   will provide fully accessible accommodation and enhance the lives of young people living with a disability.

For more information, please contact Karingal BacLinks Foundation 5222 7445 or the McGowan Family 0418 369 233.

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About Tara's Dream Foundation

Tara's Dream Foundation has been inspired by the life of Tara McGowan.

Tara was just 23 years of age and in her 3rd year of studying to becoming a Special Needs Teacher when she tragically passed away on May 1st 2015, from an asthma attack.

To enhance her studies, Tara spent weekends working as a carer.  She had a passion for enhancing the lives of those with special needs and working towards moving young people out of nursing homes and into residential living options within the community.


Tara McGowan


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