To strengthen our community
We empower people to get from A to B. We help people move forward.
We are a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable organisation that provides social, educational and support programs to meet community needs.
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.
View our organisational chart (updated November 2017).
View our 2017 annual report.
John Sheen – Chair
Clifford Moss – Vice-chair
Shane Murphy – Treasurer
Ana Ibanez – Secretary
The Bridge board members are sought from the local Darebin community or like organisations and have experience reflective of the purpose of the Bridge.
The Bridge works within a community development framework. Change and growth occurs through informing and empowering individuals and communities.
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.