The theme of Neighbourhood House Week – loneliness: the solution is community – is a particularly poignant one this year.

“More than ever the meaning and significance of houses has been brought to the forefront,” she said. “We’re all experiencing it differently and the solution is to stay connected as a community. “People are really stepping up to the challenge and they are turning, in many cases, to their neighbourhood houses. “It’s about advocating and

Penalties for Mine Fire Charges

“I strongly feel it is a ridiculously low figure given the long term and immediate impacts that this event had on the community but also the severity of the charges,” Tracie Lund from Morwell Neighbourhood House said.

#frontdoorstepproject #NHWeek2020

This is a community collaboration between Morwell Neighbourhood House Leigh Thomas Music & Ross Henning. #frontdoorstepproject is a worldwide movement of photographers capturing their local communities during lock down. We decided join the movement to capture messages of support from our Latrobe families. It is our hope that these messages make you smile and help

TAFE Gippsland Pamper Day

We have been holding Pamper Days with TAFE Gippsland for the last four years. This little video explains what we do and why it is so important.  

About Morwell Neighbourhood House

Morwell Neighbourhood House is established for those people and families who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage, distress or isolation within the Morwell and surrounding communities.

NDIS

We are now offering non registered NDIS activities. We provide workers to run the inclusive activity. We do not provide support workers or transport. You are welcome to have your support worker or family support attend the activity with you.

Our sessions are small group based programs which promote social interaction as well as skills development.

Donate to Help the Community!

At Morwell Neighbourhood House, our goal is to help individuals and families of our community. We even go beyond our community and extend our aid to Morwell’s surrounding communities.

We are a registered charity and non-profit centre, working for the welfare of those suffering from distress and isolation, or experiencing poverty and disadvantage.

Even though we have a modest budget, we do the best with what we have in an efficient and effective manner. Our services have been set up in a way that help in advancing the public and social welfare of the Morwell Neighbourhood and nearby communities.

In order to increase the independence of disadvantaged people, our centre provides:

• Educational Support

• Skills Learning

• Training and Volunteering Opportunities

• Support Programs

However, we cannot do it without your help!

If you wish to make a positive impact in our community, you can do so by becoming a donor to the Morwell Neighbourhood House donations in the following ways:

• Cash Donations (Any monetary donations over $2 are tax deductible!)

• In-Kind Donations (Donating Goods and Services!)

• Direct Deposit to Bank Account: Morwell Neighbourhood House, BSB: 313 140, Account 12006545

Rest assured all your donations will be utilised for the betterment of those in need!

Foodbank Precautions and Changes.

With the COVID-19 Virus now well upon us, we have implemented some extra precautions to ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers and community. We want to help protect all the vulnerable people who access our House and we need your help to do it. Firstly, there will be more frequent cleaning of our surface

Meet Honeybell

Located in the town of Morwell, Victoria, her name is Honeybell Lollipop and she is training to be the first Neighbourhood House therapy dog in Australia!

Believe it or not but 1 in every 5 Australian either suffers, or has suffered from some sort of mental illness in their lives. Depression and anxiety make the top of the list.

Feeling low once in a while is alright. But if this is something that has been going on a for a long time, you need to take this matter seriously.

In order to help those suffering from clinical depression, anxiety disorder, or want help in reducing social isolation and enhancing their wellbeing, Honeybell Lollipop is here!

Community Support

To advance the social and public welfare of the more vulnerable members of our community. We provide a range of supports and programs for people experiencing hardship & disadvantage.

Emergency Food Relief

Our Food Bank shopping days are Wednesday’s and Friday’s 10am – 2pm. We have limited assorted groceries available for those in need of emergency food relief. This is a self-serve program. You choose your groceries from the shelves. No appointment required

Shower

As part of our emergency relief service, we also have a shower facility for people in need or experiencing homelessness. Please note: this service is only available via bookings and during manned office hours.

Recharge Point

If you use an electric wheelchair or scooter and you find yourself low on power while you’re out, all you need to do is come and see us and ask to “Recharge”. Coffee and tea available while you wait. Please Note: This service will be available during office hours.”

Emergency Food Bank

Hello and welcome to our Emergency Food Bank at the Morwell Neighbourhood House. We realise how difficult it can be for some people to provide for themselves and their families when they are facing tough times.

If you find yourself in such a situation, please don’t hesitate to visit us.

For families and individuals struggling to put food on their table, our emergency food bank is here to help.

Lawn Mower Bank

At Morwell Neighbourhood House, we take the aesthetics of our community’s homes very seriously. We want our neighbourhoods to be in their best shape, and what better way to keep them that way than having a beautifully trimmed and maintained lawn?!

Chances are there are many people who cannot afford to purchase or rent a lawn mower. If that’s the case with you then our lawn mower bank is just the place for you.

Having a nicely trimmed and shaped lawn will not only make your house look graceful, but also enhance the beauty of the neighbourhood.

To ensure that the Morwell community and its surrounding areas look their best throughout the year, we are offering a FREE lawn mower bank service!

Services

We have a wide range of services available at Morwell Neighbourhood House.

Portable Test and Tag

Do you know if your electrical appliances are safe to use? If not, our Portable Test and Tag service can help. We can test your appliance and tag it to be safe According to the AS3760 Standard.

In most cases your office should be tested every 12 months.

Conference Room for hire

Multiple rooms for hire are available at Morwell Neighbourhood House suitable for all sorts of occasions. From a large conference room, to smaller classrooms. Please scroll down the page to see some of the photos of the rooms we have to offer.

Shared Kitchen

The Kitchen is available to everyone using any of the facilities at Morwell Neighbourhood House. The kitchen contains a Gas Oven, Stove, Dishwasher, Double-Sink, Automatic Hot Water facility and full sized Fridge. All kitchen accessories such as plates, mugs, cutlery, etc is ALL INCLUDED.

Internet Access

At Morwell Neighbourhood House, you have quick easy access to the internet. Need to check your E-mail, Facebook page, send a Tweet or create your own Website? No worries, come in to visit us for access. Charges are $1 per hour plus Printing costs.

Current Programs

Download the full 2020 Morwell Neighbourhood House Program Guide

Repair Cafe Latrobe Valley

The Latrobe Valley Repair Café is an initiative of Morwell Neighbourhood House who are passionate about our environment and finding ways to reduce the amount we contribute to landfill each year.

Free Store

The Morwell Free Store is our very own grassroots effort to redirect items from landfill to people who need them. It has been hosted and supported and operates out of the Morwell Neighbourhood House since 2014.

Multicultural Hub

The Morwell Multicultural Hub is a place where people from Latrobe city many different cultures can meet, share and learn in a safe and supportive environment.

Managed by Morwell Neighbourhood House, our vision is for the Multicultural Hub to be an active, vibrant, inclusive and diverse space
The Hub has Bicultural support worker to assist in many ways including community connection point and one or one support .
The Main aim of the hub is to link individual into other service which could be help for the families,
The Hub is developing program next year which is women cooking group aim to break isolation and make friends.
Will are aiming to run homework club to assist school kids with reading and their homework.

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