Kensington Neighbourhood House caters for people of all ages, nationalities and economic backgrounds. It remains community owned and managed and relies heavily on the support of volunteers to help make it all happen.
Whilst the programs and activities change from year to year it still has the friendly and welcoming environment and the values of the original seven women who sat around a lounge room in Bellair Street over 40 years ago dreaming up ways to support each other.
The Sub Fund will support African women and girls in Victoria. It seeks applications from women from African countries living in Victoria, including those who are refugees or asylum seekers, enabling them to avail themselves of
Grant type: Sub Fund
Somali-Australian women living in Kensington public housing have initiated the Kensington Sister Circle. Kensington Neighbourhood House will manage the program with the support of an experienced counsellor who will facilitate monthly gatherings. The Sister Circle will provide a safe, accessible space for women to have open honest discussions about the issues they face navigating their lives in Australia. The women will have the opportunity to talk about concerns without judgement and develop strategies for coping.
Culturally appropriate peer-led support for African women living with HIV.Read more