genU has continued to deliver disability and education services to its clients and families in Melbourne’s north following its merger with Northern Support Services (NSS).

Offices at Northcote and Thornbury have been rebranded to genU, while NSS’s Registered Training Organisation in Reservoir now operates as genU Training.

Our services include:

  • Social groups for adults and children, community participation and community classes
  • Living options including short-term accommodation, independent living support, personal care and shared supported accommodation
  • Support coordination (NDIS coordination and assistance)

30 Union Street, Northcote

  • Community and vocational options for children and adults
  • Social groups for adults (18 years and over)
  • Social groups for children including after school and weekend programs
  • School holiday programs
  • Community participation programs

3-5 Ethel Street, Thornbury

  • Social groups for older people
  • Community participation programs

2B Cuthbert Road, Reservoir

  • Accredited and non-accredited training, specialising in training for the community services sector and foundation skills courses

Geelong-headquartered genU (formerly Karingal St Laurence) has a 65 year history of advocating for and improving the lives of people with disability, ageing Australians, job seekers, students and disadvantaged groups.

As a ‘profit for purpose’ organisation, genU is committed to ensuring financial sustainability and reinvesting its surpluses into services and accommodation for our clients.

For more information about local services in Northcote, Thornbury and Reservoir please call 03 9486 5077 or email:

genU Karingal St Laurence