Neighbourhood House Week

Whitehorse News - May 2021

Celebrate Neighbourhood House Week with the 10 neighbourhood houses in Whitehorse. Meet new people, catch up with friends and try something new.

Neighbourhood and community houses provide support to people in our local communities. This includes running classes in a variety of activities, including fitness, craft, art, computers, children’s activities, educational classes, foreign languages and music.

Box Hill South Neighbourhood House manager Pamela Mills said neighbourhood houses in Whitehorse provided “a continued sense of community” during the COVID-19 lockdown.

“(This) was incredibly important during the long periods of forced isolation by providing online classes and social groups, weekly social welfare telephone calls, assistance with providing food and masks, books and puzzles,” she said. “This allowed people to feel connected and engaged with others, thereby lessening the impact of isolation and loneliness.”

Some special events and ‘come and try’ classes will be held during Neighbourhood House Week from 8-14 May throughout Whitehorse. Check with your local neighbourhood house for times and details.