To be a welcoming place of community involvement and learning. Achieving excellence in leading our community towards greater independence and quality of life.
Statement of Purpose
Morwell Neighbourhood House and learning Centre is a not-for-profit organisation which has been a focal point for community involvement, social networking & lifelong learning opportunities since 1983. MNHLC is a place for the whole community, for people of all ages, race and sex. It is a place where people care, a place to find encouragement, support and information, share skills, talent, knowledge, time and resources.
In this statement of purposes “activities” include educational, recreational and social.
The purposes for which the incorporated association is established are to:
- Provide a community House that focuses on community empowerment, community development, and community management.
- Encourage community responsibility for the development and maintenance of the Neighbourhood House as a community-owned house resource.
- Improve the quality of community life for residents of the area.
- Provide quality adult and community educational and recreational programs relevant to local community needs by seeking adequate funding from government and private sources.
- To advocate and act on behalf of disadvantaged people, as requested by them, with government bodies, utility companies and community organisations.
- Develop a comprehensive resource and referral system able to respond to the needs of individuals, families and groups in the community.
- To reduce the isolation of individuals and groups by provision of programs and services which encourage social interaction, self-help and mutual support
- To build a sense of community and promote a sense of belonging and community spirit.
- To provide general community and further education opportunities to enable individuals to better meet their needs through skills development and improve their capacity for income generation.
- Seek and provide resources, information and support relevant to the needs of the community.
- Encourage self-help, self-determination and independence of local residents.
Our work is guided by the following principles:
- Empowering people experiencing disadvantage
- Enhancing community participation in our organisation
- Demonstrating Community Leadership
- Fostering environmentally sustainable outcomes
- Using technology innovatively
- Working within a community development framework
- Fostering volunteering opportunities
- Evidence based decision making
- Monitoring and Evaluation will reflect these guiding principles.