The Maryborough Neighbourhood Centre implements centre-based community development, engagement and education programs, some in partnership with other community organisations, relevant agencies and local government to deliver information sessions, community events, workshops & training, community education and life skill programs that targets people who are vulnerable and disadvantaged, and programs that benefit the general community. Some of the projects delivered in recent years were the following:
Note: Please contact us for information on current and on-going programs.
Delivery of multicultural programs and services is one of the many strengths of the Maryborough Neighbourhood Centre. As a not for profit community organisation that provides mainstream services to the community, the centre has achieved significantly in its implementation of programs that benefitted members of the migrant community and has extensively promoted diversity for many years.
The Migrant Development Program has been established and recently launched to celebrate all the diverse cultures that make up our community, to learn, share and come together in unity. More specifically, through this program the organisation hopes to empower migrants in the region through:
Please contact us for more information on how to be a member or for more details on the program.
ASIAN WOMEN'S GROUP
Formerly known as the Asian Women's Development Program (AWDP), this group now operates under the banner of the Migrant Development Program and will continue with its programs and activities such as the cultural dance group, social network and support services.
The Maryborough Neighbourhood Centre is an information and referral centre providing vital information to the Maryborough community. Our role is to be able to refer our clients to the proper organisation depending on their specific needs, as well as provide them with basic services that are available within the Maryborough Neighbourhood Centre.
This support group is a welcoming environment for people who survived or going through any form of cancer and their families.
We are hoping to provide friendship, support and some information through invited guest speakers and health professionals. The program is run by volunteers and has been through a similar experience.
For more information about the group, please contact centre reception on 4121 2141 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fraser Coast Youth Achievement Awards aim to recognise the young achievers of our region who otherwise go unrecognised. In 2014, we started to host the first Fraser Coast Youth Achievement Awards. The main objective of this wonderful event is to create a positive perception of youth in Maryborough, Hervey Bay and its surrounding districts.
We are seeking to recognise young people who have set goals and achieved those self-defined goals through determination and will power. Nominate a young person in our region who is deserving to be recognised by our community.
For more information about the Fraser Coast Youth Achievement Awards, please contact 4121 2141 or email us at email@example.com.
A Justice of the Peace (Qual.) is available at the centre every Tuesday only from 10am - 12nn BY APPOINTMENT!!!. What our JP (Qual.) can do:
For all other days and documents, a Justice of the Peace (Qual.) is located at the Maryborough Court House from Monday to Friday and at Station Square Shopping Centre on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays (please check with Station Square Centre Management for JP service times).
The Maryborough Neighbourhood Centre's Adult Community Education Program (A.C.E.P.) has started its Literacy/English Mentoring Class. The Mentoring class is designed to assist culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) members of our community including newly arrived migrants who needs assistance to enhance their English literacy and communication skills. Thursdays starts at 1pm. Please contact reception on 4121 2141 to register and schedule an interview and assessment.
Basic computer mentoring classes are offered at the Maryborough Neighbourhood Centre. If you would like to find out more please contact centre reception on 4121 2141 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Maryborough Interagency Network Meeting is a bi-monthly meeting attended by community services workers in Maryborough and surround to discuss current activities and potential ways of working together as a community. Meetings are informal but with structure and long enough for attendees to learn and develop opportunities to meet our specific program goals and objectives.
MEETINGS DATES FOR 2019
12 February 2019
9 April 2019
11 June 2019
13 August 2019
8 October 2019
10 December 2019
You do not need to RSVP to attend this meeting. Just turn up when you can :)
For more information, please contact centre reception on 4121 2141 or email email@example.com.
Services the Maryborough community every Wednesday from 5pm at the Maryborough Neighbourhood Centre, 25 Ellena Street. APPOINTMENTS ARE ESSENTIAL!!! To make an appointment or for more information, please contact Taylor Street Community Legal Service on 4194 2663.
***NOTE: This service is managed by Taylor Street Community Legal Service of the Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre. Should you require more information in regards to accessing free legal advice service in another area or should you have any queries about the service, please contact the Taylor Street Community Legal Service Coordinator on 4194 2663.
Dance routine specially designed for women. Learn line dancing and freestyle dancing with a modern twist.
To join, participants must at least be 18 years of age and physically fit to join this type of activity. Our dancing instructors are talented volunteers and members of the Cultural Dance Group of the Maryborough Neighbourhood Centre's Migrant Development Program.
Dance to Fitness is held every Friday from 4pm - 5.30pm for a gold donation. Please be advised that the program may be terminated or re-scheduled without prior notice. Due to venue limitation, participation is on a "first come, first serve' basis.
For more information, contact centre reception on 4121 2141 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our community coffee shop
OPEN MONDAY TO FRIDAY
10.00AM - 2:30PM
Coffee, beverages and toasted sandwiches being served all week!
So if you want great coffee and good atmosphere why not come down at 25 Ellena Street, Maryborough and support your local community centre.
Note: Special menu on certain days, ask our friendly volunteers!!!
Centacare Community Services - Maryborough is now housed within the Maryborough Neighbourhood Centre at 25 Ellena Street, Maryborough. Services offered by Centacare Fraser Coast are:
For more information about the programs listed, please contact Centacare Community Services Fraser Coast on 4194 0172.