A safe and inclusive place for the community to engage, connect and thrive.

Who We Are

Our History

West Footscray Neighbourhood House was established in 1989 and started off entirely volunteer run. Neighbourhood houses exist to meet community need and at that time council and university studies identified social isolation/limited opportunities for social interaction, a lack of adequate childcare, language barriers to participation, a high proportion of families on low income, and a high proportion of single parent families. 

The house was in an actual four bedroom house in Barkly Street West Footscray before moving to its purpose-built space above West Footscray Library in 2006. Today community need is remarkably similar and some of the early programs remain and have grown. 

 

Our mission

We strive to empower people in our community by developing programs that are creative, inclusive and encourage connection and togetherness.

Our values

Social connection
We provide opportunities for people to be connected to their community.

Inclusivity
We are a place where everyone is welcome.

Community participation
We work with and for our community to meet their needs.

Dignity
We treat everyone with dignity and respect.

Creativity
We think outside the box to find ways to achieve our goals.

Committee

Staff

Gloria Peterson

TANIA JORQUERA
Community Programs Coordinator

Marianne Wangira

Manager

Gloria Peterson

TANIA JORQUERA
Community Programs Coordinator

Get Involved

There are many ways to help our cause

Donate

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Volunteer

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