Lutheran Community Care has launched the National Community Hubs program in South Australia, which is taking place in seven schools across Adelaide’s north.
This year, in partnership with Community Hubs Australia, LCC has been working to establish the program in Paralowie R-12 School, Para Vista Primary School, Salisbury Primary School, St Augustine’s Parish School, Karrendi Primary School, Blair Athol North Birth-7 School and St Brigid’s School, Kilburn.
Community hubs are welcoming places where migrant families, particularly mothers with young children, come to connect, share and learn.
The hubs serve as gateways that connect families with each other, with their school and with existing services, by bringing education, health, civic and settlement information into a familiar and friendly place.
The official program launch in SA was held at Paralowie R-12 School on November 20. Key speakers at the event included the Honourable Jing Lee MLC, Sonja Hood from Community Hubs Australia, Paralowie R-12 School Principal Peter McKay and Lutheran Community Care Executive Director Rohan Feegrade.
“At Lutheran Community Care, we’ve got a long history of working with people who are disadvantaged and those most in need in our community,” Mr Feegrade said.
“We work to create opportunity through hope and vision.
“We are very excited to be involved in the expansion of the National Community Hubs program in South Australia and look forward to growing this important initiative.”
Each community hub is responsive to the needs of the people in their area who attend, so no two are the same.
Some of the activities held include adult English classes, breakfast clubs, computer skills classes and playgroups.
For more information about LCC community hubs, visit its website.
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