Welcome

Holden Street Neighbourhood House is a friendly, welcoming community space in the heart of North Fitzroy. At the House we embrace the spirit of the local area and are managed by a voluntary Committee of Governance elected by the community. We are a wholly not for profit organisation.

Our programs provide educational, recreational, child care and skills based programs at low cost. We offer information and social support which endeavor to meet the needs of people of all ages, backgrounds, abilities and cultures. Located close to public transport we provide a hub where people can meet others, develop skills and confidence and feel a valued member of their community.

For more information or to become involved please contact us or drop in. We welcome volunteers and are available for hire servicing meetings or gatherings for groups and families.

Childsafe Statement of Commitment

Holden Street Neighbourhood House is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. Holden Street has zero tolerance for child abuse and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously and consistently with our policies and procedures.

Holden Street is committed to provide a children safe environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives. Particular attention will be paid to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children and children for culturally and linguistically diverse background as well as safety of children with a disability.

Every person in authority involved in Holden Street Neighbourhood House has a responsibility to understand the important specific role she/he plays individually and collectively to ensure that the wellbeing and safety of all children and young people is at the forefront of all they do and every decision they make.

Acknowledgement of Traditional owners

Holden Street Neighbourhood House would like to acknowledge the Wurundjeri people who are the Traditional Custodians of the Land. We would also like to pay respect to the Elders both past and present of the Wurundjeri Nation and extend that respect to other indigenous Australians who are present in our community.

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News

Holden Street supports the 2018 NHVIC Budget & Election Campaign to increase Neighbourhood House funding.

Ask for your postcard at Holden Street and join the campaign!

 

Why we are campaigning:

Funding for Neighbourhood Houses has not kept pace with rising operational costs and the demands of Victoria’s increasing population. The
issue is particularly acute in Victoria’s growth corridors, and those suffering the effects of rural isolation and the loss of employment opportunities
through industry closures.

 

Key Messages

  • Victoria’s rapid growth indicates an increasing need for more Neighbourhood Houses yet some Neighbourhood Houses are at risk of closure.
  • Victoria’s Neighbourhood Houses have not received any increase to base funding since 2014 under the LNP State Government when a small increase was provided to underfunded Neighbourhood Houses.
  • The ALP gave a commitment to invest in Neighbourhood Houses in the 2014 ALP Election Platform yet there has still not been any increase in Neighbourhood House Coordination Program funding.
  • Neighbourhood House Networkers provide vital support to Neighbourhood Houses and volunteer committees, yet have not received any increase in funded hours despite working in an environment of increasing needs.


What we need:

  • Increased Neighbourhood House Coordination Program Funding.
  • Increase in the number of State Government Funded Neighbourhood Houses in Victoria.
  • An increase in the support for Neighbourhood House Networks.

 

 

 

Timetable

Timetable 2017

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Upcoming Events

Monday
18
Dec
Come and join us for lunch,  good company, lucky door prizes and fun! Free event - booking essential
Thursday
21
Dec
Holden Street Neighbourhood House will close on Thursday 21 December 2017 e re-open on Monday 8 January 2018.

New Activities 2017

Moving Meditation - Thursdays 12.30pm - 1pm

Talking Sense - 3rd Tuesday of each month 11.30am   
Conversation Group - Thursdays 11.15 - 12.15 (Fortnightly)