Founding of the House
The Morwell Neighbourhood House Group began in September 1981. Running out of the Morwell Salvation Army Community Room, the first activities took the form of a play group held on Mondays of each week.
The need to initiate a Neighbourhood House arose out of the observation of the continued increase of isolation of people in the Morwell area by community workers from the Early Childhood Development Unit and concerned community members. It was hoped that a Neighbourhood House would provide people witha local place to meet, make new friends, and learn new skills.
It was soon realised that if the House was to operate effectively and provide programs and children's activities, then a suitable venue was needed.