Welcome to the Junction Neighbourhood Centre – The JNC, a not for profit organisation that provides a diverse range of community services and programs for the communities in Eastern Sydney. We believe that being socially connected improves people’s wellbeing, and since 1973 we have worked to strengthen communities and create connections. We target the significant pockets of disadvantage in the 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 communities.
All about connection
Our many connections enhance our capacity to strengthen our community. We are resourced through funding from NSW Family and Community Services 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. As well as sharing the expertise and knowledge of all our partners in a wide range of areas, 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 projects target the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities 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 provide specialist services for families, older people, people with disabilities and their carers; facilitate the recruitment, training and referral of volunteers for Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) in the City of Sydney and eastern suburbs; work with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in the Randwick LGA, run social inclusion groups & classes for people who are socially isolated; and organise practical assistance with outreach services including financial counselling, tax help etc.