Introducing The Junction Neighbourhood Centre
Welcome to The Junction Neighbourhood Centre
Welcome to The Junction Neighbourhood Centre Inc – The JNC, a not for profit organisation that provides a diverse range of community services and programs for the communities in Eastern Sydney and Inner Sydney. We believe that being socially connected improves people’s wellbeing, and for more than 45 years we have worked to strengthen communities and create connections. We target the significant pockets of disadvantage in the Inner and Eastern Sydney area, focusing on people who are socially isolated, disadvantaged and vulnerable. Our community services and programs enhance the wellbeing and resilience of individuals and strengthen communities.
All about connection
Our many connections enhance our capacity to strengthen our community. We are resourced through funding from NSW Communities and Justice and Commonwealth Department of Health, local government, community grants, donations, and some sponsorship. We are supported through our strong alliance with local government, community organisations and the social services sector, and through the commitment and work of our many skilled volunteers. We share the expertise and knowledge of all our partners in a wide range of areas. Further, our ongoing engagement with the community enables us to identify community needs and enhance our ability to provide critical services and opportunities for social connection.
Our places and programs
We have community centres in Maroubra, Bondi Junction, and Glebe, which provide information and places for the community to meet and participate in a wide range of groups, classes and programs. Our capacity building and outreach projects target the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in the Randwick LGA and people who are socially isolated. We also offer specialised services for older people, people who have a disability and their carers, for vulnerable families and children, and training and volunteer referral services for agencies in the region.
“We’re all about connection.”
We also facilitate the recruitment, training and referral of volunteers for the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) in the City of Sydney and Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. We run social inclusion groups & classes for people who are socially isolated; and organise practical assistance with outreach services including financial counselling, tax help etc.