WELCOME TO FAWKNER COMMUNITY HOUSE
A Neighbourhood House for the Fawkner Community
Fawkner Community House belongs to everyone in Fawkner. We encourage people from all cultures and backgrounds to share the space and activities we run.
We will try to find someone to speak to you in your own language.
Everyone at Fawkner Community House is treated with respect.
DO YOU NEED HELP?
Fawkner Community House can help community members in situations of extreme need.
We can help with:
- Food parcels and other short-term assistance
- Referral to other services and advocacy to ensure you get the support you need
Contact us to make an appointment.
LEARN NEW SKILLS AND MEET NEW PEOPLE
Learn new skills in a relaxed, friendly environment. Groups and classes include:
- Sewing and cooking
- Social support groups for Arabic and Urdu speaking women, single parents and older people
- Drawing and painting
- Computer and English classes
- Sustainability activities
- Volunteer training courses
Join a group or start a course or group of your own!
HOW DO WE RUN?
Support for the running of Fawkner Community House comes from:
- Moreland City Council and the Department of Human Services
- Other community organisations and philanthropic trusts
- Course fees and fundraising activities
An elected volunteer Committee of Management made up of participants and local residents governs us. The House is managed by a manager with the assistance of an administration worker and volunteers. Come and talk to us about getting involved.
EVENTS IN THE COMMUNITY
Be sure to check out the events page for upcoming community events. Click on the highlighted blue text for the link to the Events Page or click on Events Page on the menu above. If you would like to promote an event within the community, please contact Fawkner Community House. Contact details are below and on the menu above, or you can send any questions regarding sharing an event to one of our volunteers through e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 03 9357 4631.
FAWKNER COMMUNITY HOUSE SOCIAL INCLUSION PROJECT
This video was made in June 2017 about an employment support and social inclusion project undertaken by Fawkner Community House during 2015 – 2016.
The aim of the project was to improve social cohesion in a culturally diverse community by providing opportunities for new arrivals to meet and build relationships with the broader local community.
We also matched new arrivals with employment mentors to provide local experience and to build links with professional networks in order to provide pathways to employment.
Fawkner Community House is very appreciative of the funding we received from the Victorian Office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship and the Inner North Community Foundation to undertake this project. We also appreciate the support we received from Moreland City Council which made the project such a success.
We also thank Mimi Field, Alex Kharnam and Leon Huybregts for their generosity in making this film for us.
As part of our Fawkner Community House sites, we would like to acknowledge that the land we meet on is the traditional lands for the Wurundjeri people, and that we respect their spiritual relationship with their country. We would like to acknowledge the Wurundjeri people as the custodians of the Melbourne region and recognise that their culture and heritage is still important to the Wurundjeri people today.
We wish to pay respect to their Elders, both past and present, and further acknowledge the important role that Indigenous people continue to play within our communities.
We acknowledge the contributions of Indigenous people and non-Indigenous people in educating all people in this country, which we all share and live in together.