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About Us

Who We Are

The Dandenong Neighbourhood Centre Inc is an incorporated Not-For-Profit community organisation offering a variety of activities to meet the needs of a diverse range of people from the local area.

Dandenong Neighbourhood House is managed by a Board of Management, elected at the Annual General Meeting held in October each year.

Download our current AGM Report: 2015/2016 DNH AGM Report

Download our Previous AGM Reports: 2014/2015 DNH AGM Report

Download our current Strategic Plan: 2015-2018 DNH Strategic Plan

Our Vision

By 2018 form an inclusive community to supports people to make positive changes to their lives.

Our Mission

Improve people’s lives through community engagement and lifelong learning opportunities.

We Aim to make a Difference by

  • Resourcing and empowering
  • Acting as a catalyst in the development of sustainable infrastructure
  • Directly assisting the disadvantaged

Who Do We Do?

The Dandenong Neighbourhood House has developed a range of activities and programs

Over the past few years the House has been responsible for innovative programs such as:

  • Skill Building Adult Education Classes funded by AFCE
  • English as a Second Language Classes funded by ACFE
  • Men's Shed Activities
  • Educational programs and support groups for socially isolated people
  • Community Garden
  • Exercise and health promotion activities
  • Providing a focal point for social contact for the community of Dandenong
  • To collect and dispense community information and networks with other local organisations

Our Clients are:

Extremely disadvantaged people struggle to be heard, their social and economic circumstances are often dire, they often lack the skills and expertise to emerge from their disadvantage, and in the mainstream they attract little understanding of their circumstances.

Extreme disadvantage is usually the result of chronic, complex and severe disadvantage. It is usually not the result of one factor, but rather a combination of problems that encompass poor physical and mental health, an absence of family or social support lack of education, long term unemployment, a lack of economic resources and involvement in the justice system.

  • The community of the City of Greater Dandenong and surrounding areas
  • Affiliated groups
  • Cultural community groups
  • Socio/economically disadvantaged/isolated
  • People with a Disability
  • Department of Justice and Regulation clients
  • Migrants, asylum seekers and refugees
  • Volunteers
  • Other Community and Welfare service providers

The House currently employs 4 permanent staff members:

  • Manager who manages the Centre on a day to day basis
  • Finance Officer who manages the finances of the Centre
  • Administration Support Officers who maintain all course and enrolment information and hiring of facilities.
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