Colour PaletteConnects us to Country and place with colours selected to represent some of the native plants of the areas where the JNC’s centres are – many of which are bush tucker plants. The blues represent the ocean and waterways of the areas.
WaterThe hand drawn letter outline and image represents water, a flowing and connecting element that represents a support system for individuals and JNC’S commitment to doing things WITH the community, not FOR the community. The water connects us to a sense of place representing the ocean and waterways across our 3 centres.
Eucalyptus LeafEucalyptus is known for its healing properties and the leaves represent growth Eucalyptus leaves are part of the main logo, and by using an individual leaf colour for each service we can represent the uniqueness of each service, or sub brand.
The JNC is not-for-profit organisation working to provide a diverse range of community services to the Eastern Suburbs and Inner Sydney. Since 1974 we have worked to connect people and communities, working directly with people who are socially isolated. We believe that being connected improves people’s wellbeing and our services and programs enhance the resilience of individuals, allowing us to build stronger communities.
Developing connections has caused us to strengthen the communities that we’re based in, from funding, support and the sharing of knowledge, connection has been a focus for us since the beginning. Over the years, our ongoing engagement with the community has allowed us to identify niche community needs and provide critical services and opportunities for social connection. JNC is a NFP Incorporated Association with Deductable Gift Recipient Status.
Our statement of purpose
We believe that being socially connected improves people’s wellbeing. We listen to our local communities and work with them to deliver critical services and opportunities for social connection.
To be a leading provider of services in South Eastern Sydney that enhance the wellbeing and resilience of individuals and communities with the best quality service delivery.
Our values & practices
We work to enable fair and equitable access. We take an holistic approach to well-being and focus on the whole person. We are person-centred and work with people to build individual resilience using enabling and strength based approaches.
We encourage people to participate and engage in community life so that they have a say and retain control over their lives.
We provide culturally appropriate, safe and accessible services where strengths, capabilities and diversity are acknowledged and valued. We strengthen our commitment to reconciliation.
We work with others to build community resilience and connectedness.
We are committed to our purpose and vision even in the face of adversity.
ACCOUNTABILITY AND PROFESSIONALISM
We are evidence based and outcomes focused. We deliver quality client services with accountability for our work.
The Junction Neighbourhood Centre, JNC, is approaching its fiftieth year of operation in Sydney’s, Eastern Suburbs and Inner City.
It was established by local volunteers who were concerned about, the lack of support for disadvantaged people in the Maroubra area and has since grown to be a, strong local organisation. It is now a beacon of hope, especially to those who don’t easily fit, into recognised categories of disadvantage.
The focus of JNC’s services is the prevention of social isolation and feelings of loneliness, proven causes of physical and mental health issues and premature death. It is now more important than ever that JNC continues to thrive to expand its services and, support for the growing cohort of people who may otherwise fall through the cracks of, government-funded programs.