Make A Difference, Change Our World

MADCOW stands for Make A Difference, Change our World and exists to break the cycle of generational injustice. To help prevent family breakdown and homelessness. We are a self-funded social enterprise and registered charity. Our profits support our homeless services in the heart of Bendigo.

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MADCOW: make a difference, change our world

Did you know that there are approximately 400 people that are currently homeless in the Bendigo area.

Every night in the Bendigo area, 100 people are sleeping out in the weather and others are in temporary accommodation such as caravan parks, rooming houses, or just couch surfing.

It only takes two significant life events for someone to end up homeless. Our aim is to help prevent this from occurring and to provide support for those doing it tough.


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It only takes one act of kindness to make a difference!

At MADCOW we provide a range of homeless services in a trusting environment.
Our focus is aimed at those sleeping rough. We offer a person-centred approach that can provide meals, clothing, bedding, laundry, showers and more. We also provide a space where other agencies can engage with our guests and offer an array of wrap-around services.


Be part of the change! Help us make a difference in the lives of those doing it tough.

All donations over $2 are tax deductible.

We are proud to say that 100% of all donations go directly into our programs.

There are no admin fees when you donate to Madcow.

Get help

Sometimes life can just get on top of us and we just need a helping hand and a little kindness.

If you’re struggling to hold it all together, don’t wait, please reach out to us.

You can contact us via phone, our contact page or come into 214 Hargreaves St.


Madcow is an initiative of Bendigo Baptist Community Care.

Not only do we have a variety of homeless services, but we have great employment opportunities.

As well as other amazing programs that offer positive connections for our kids.

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Winner of the Rural Australians for Refugees 2019 employer of the year!
Certified Social Enterprise
Registered Charity
NDIS Registered provider

Thanks to our sponsors

Please support them as they support us.

We need your help

Want to be part of the change? Join the MADCOW team! We have some exciting volunteer positions available in our homeless services, op-shop, playgroups, youth theatre and more.

Contact us today!

We acknowledge the first nation’s people as the traditional custodians of this country. We also acknowledge the connection to country and ongoing contribution to all communities throughout Australia.