The Jindi Family and Community Centre in Melbourne’s outer north opened in February 2015 to support families in this fast-growing region to build a good life.
The Jindi Family and Community Centre is a partnership between the Brotherhood, the City of Whittlesea, and Goodstart Early Learning. The Centre is housed in a state-of-the-art new $7 million facility, provided by the City of Whittlesea council.
New communities in our cities have less access to jobs, educational opportunities and transport connections. We are committed to helping these communities succeed through the services at the Centre.
The vision of the Centre is that the children and families in the community are empowered to reach their goals in a community that is active, connected and engaged.
Our services include playgroups for 0–3 year olds, early childhood education and care for 3–5 year olds, and support for children and families experiencing or at risk of vulnerability. Maternal and child health services are also available at the centre, as well as allied health services such as occupational therapy.
We focus particularly on providing information and support to parents who want to be more involved in local employment and in community activities. Through Centre activities such as gardening, computer classes, morning teas and English lessons, we engage with members of the community to learn their needs and help them achieve their aspirations.
Jindi Family and Community Centre48 Breadalbane AvenueMernda, Victoria
Brotherhood of St Laurence contact: Marta KreiserPhone: (03) 8724 0104 or 0401 478 158Email: mkreiser(at)bsl.org.au
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