“Achieving excellence in leading community to a greater quality of life through education and support services.”
PNH will assist community to increase independence, overcome disadvantage & social exclusion, and break the cycle of poverty by skill development, education, social interaction and direct services.
The Bridge is a vital part of our community.
Our activities cover a range of services designed to improve quality of life, educate our children, provide quality training, connect people with their community, promote health and wellbeing, support volunteering, work with other services and support a multi cultural society.
The Bridge is a community based management model with skilled volunteers on our Board of Management. The Board meets monthly and provides the governance and the strategic direction of the organisation, ensures financial viability of the entity and compliance with legislative and contractual obligations. The governance model is developmental, with the Board working co-operatively and collaboratively with staff, volunteers, house participants and the wider community, thus generating a range of community benefits. Members are encouraged to be actively involved in decision making and to have ownership of the programs and activities in the centre.
John Sheen – Chair Person
Robyn Sheen – Vice Chair
Shane Murphy – Treasurer
Ana Ibanez – Secretary
Nagia Centurion – Member
Bo Li – Member
Clifford Moss – Member
The Bridge works within a community development framework. Change and growth occurs through informing and empowering individuals and communities. The Bridge includes two departments, Learning Centre and Children’s Services. The Bridge offers pre accredited training, skills workshops, health and wellbeing classes and leisure options. The Bridge Children’s Services offers accredited 3 Year Old Kinder and Occasional Care.
The Bridge supports or partners with, a wide range of not for profit groups to provide direct services to people in the community. Meetings and educational programs are offered at our centre to assist with health and wellbeing, community access, mental health and personal empowerment.
The Bridge formerly Preston Neighbourhood House – PNH Learning Centre and Children’s Services, Thornbury Neighbourhood House, TNH are proudly supported by the following organisations and associations.