Dallas Neighbourhood House
The Heart Of Our Community
We are a non-profit community, learn local organisation providing an informal and friendly setting for people to participate in a range of activities, such as adult education, community development and recreational activities. People can call into our House for information.
Our activities are not just for disadvantaged people, we aim to be inclusive and accessible for all members of the community. We encourage personal growth, self help and sharing of knowledge, we also aim to provide people with a pathway to further education and employment.
Dallas Neighbourhood House was born in 1990 when the Ministry of Housing made available a house for community use.
In February 1991 Community Services Victoria committed funding to support staffing and programs at the centre. A steering committee was established, and the House was auspiced by the City of Broadmeadows. The first co-ordinator was appointed in April 1991, and programs commenced in the centre in Calivil St, Dallas.
Dallas Neighbourhood House became incorporated in April 1992 and management was taken over by the Management Collective
Programs were extended to the council-owned venue in Widford Street in 1999, with playgroups and some other services, continuing in Calivil Street, with the continued support of the Office of Housing.
In April 2012, Dallas NH went into Transition mode and moved out of 182 Widford St Broadmeadows, while a new community hub was being built on the same site. Dallas was operating from both 22 Calivil St, Dallas and An Talla Community Centre, 185-225 Blair St, Dallas until September 2013.
In September 2013, Dallas NH moved into the new Broadmeadows Community Hub, 180-182 Widford St, Broadmeadows 3047
The official opening was held on the 26th October 2013.
As as a non-profit community organisation we are highly dependant and appreciative to our funding bodies.
A special thank you to:
- Department of Human Services Victorian Government
- Department of Human Services Australian Government