Community Development

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Community Focus Program

Our Community Focus Program assists our multicultural communities and member groups to increase their potential through community development work and joint community projects.

Our Community Focus Program works with groups to build on their strengths and create new opportunities by providing information, access to community resources including events/services and funding options.

Types of community development assistance include:

  • Cultural information and support
  • Ideas to strengthen your community
  • Identifying opportunities and resources
  • Information on grants
  • Planning and promoting cultural events
  • Contact details for local support services
  • Computer and internet access
  • Enjoying HMC Multicultural Hub
  • Linking with other groups/services
  • Promoting the benefits of multiculturalism
  • Multicultural education and training
  • Multicultural youth group

We provide quality services to culturally diverse communities and encourage participation and community involvement throughout variety of projects offered by HMC.

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Some of our Community Focus Programs include:

Men’s Shed

Our Multicultural Men’s Shed provides men with the opportunity to socialise with other men in a “backyard shed” environment. Men can utilise their skills and work on projects to service the wider community. The Shed environment also provides social interaction, health information and the opportunity to make new friends in a safe and friendly place.

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Community Venue & Hall Hire

We have an auditorium and meeting room available for your community to meet, plan and run events. Our Hall is also available for hire for training seminars, functions, wedding receptions, meetings and events. The auditorium seats around 110 people and has modern audio visual equipment available. We also have a kitchen of commercial standard for hire.

Community Garden

We have a multicultural community garden available which provides an opportunity for our communities to grow vegetables and meet people from different cultures. Feel free to become involved.

Multicultural Education & Training

We provide training and educational services in cultural diversity as well as cultural awareness and sensitivity to business and community groups to promote harmony in the community.

Conversational English Classes

We offer Conversational English classes on a weekly basis during school term. These classes are FREE for people wanting to improve their spoken English in a relaxed and friendly setting.

Bus Transport

Our small fleet of 10-20 seat mini buses provides individualised transport to and from our Health & Wellness Centres and for excursions to various destinations across the Hunter, Port Stephens and Central Coast. Clients are asked to make a small contribution to both food and transport services.