What we do
Creativity, information, connection, skills
Thomastown Neighbourhood House is one of nearly 400 neighbourhood houses across Victoria and 1000 across Australia. Each neighbourhood house offers its local community different services, courses, events and community engagement. What is offered is often determined by the community. So each neighbourhood house is different, but all neighbourhood houses work within a community development framework. At Thomastown we run events such as Taste of Thomastown, a monthly market and a social enterprise coffee cart, all within and in partnership with Thomastown Library.
Connection through learning new skills
Operating within the library, the coffee cart is a volunteer led social enterprise. Offering Mio coffee at $2 and biscuits and small cakes. Volunteers staff the coffee cart Wednesdays to Fridays 10am-2pm. Pop in after session at the gym. Comfy seats in the library to sip and relax.
Our Food Bank is small but well used. We accept offerings from our community and anyone can take what they need. We often have donations from Share the Dignity.
The Makers Space is run in partnership with Thomastown Library. It offers a place to come and create. Wednesdays 10am-2pm sees the Knitters and Crochet Group. No need to book, just turn up. No cost.
"There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about."