60 years in the making

genU brings together the best of two trusted and respected organisations, Karingal and St Laurence, genU builds on this experience, adding a new ambition: to become the leader in what we do.


Karingal was established in 1952 when a group of Geelong parents formed a play group for their children, each with a disability. These parents wished to provide the chance for their children to have lives that would be fulfilling and would realise their abilities.

Karingal in the 1970s


St Laurence Community Services was established as a separate entity in 1996 after the Brotherhood of St Laurence divested its Geelong regional operations.

St Laurence employment Services


St Laurence and Karingal merged to become Karingal St Laurence (KSL).


Karingal St Laurence was renamed genU.


genU Karingal St Laurence