Dandenong Neighbourhood House is a lively neighbourhood house that has a passion for what we do. The House's focus is to provide community members with lifelong learning and skills development, personal empowerment and growth targeted to meet the needs of the changing and diverse local community
We are located in the heart of the City of Greater Dandenong we are easy to access and the staff are happy to make time to spend with everyone who walks through the door. We have a strong commitment to community development, and direct service provision in this area and therefore have access to many partners and relevant/up-to-date information on local needs.
A vigorous and purposeful organisation has managed to recruit some of the most inspiring and dedicated staff, who help to attract a wide range of local residents to be involved in the services offered.
We deliver a range of “core” programs focusing mainly on education, training, skills development, community participation and advocacy. The services offered by Dandenong Neighbourhood House are constantly evolving and changing to meet the needs of our community and support where service gaps are identified.
Our intention, as a community development organisation is to stay close to the grass roots and work from a social justice perspective to address such things as disadvantage, empowerment, needs, and rights.
A very important aspect of what we do is “Partnership Program” – that is, working with other organisations or groups that have similar aims to meet the needs of a common client group or group of service users. We are not interested in competing, but in the best deal for the service users or members of our community.