(03) 5441-2515

Special Interest Groups

Craft group

Our craft group runs every Tuesday morning 10am - 12noon.  This group is all about connecting with others, chat chat, coffee and generally just having a fun time in the company of others (you might even get some of your craft done!).  Free activity, no booking required, just pop on in.

Something to Share?
Do you have a skill you can share with the community ?  We are always on the look out for people to come in and teach others how to do something new - you might choose to share your skills and expertise for a one off workshop or over a couple of weeks.  Contact us if there is something you can share with our communtiy.

Learn to Sew 

Here's a great opportunity to try something new - learning to sew.

Our classes provide a relaxed, fun and social way to learn how to sew. These classes are aimed at people with no or very limited experience in sewing. 
During the 10 week course you will learn basic sewing skills including setting up and threading a machine, hand sewing and machine stitches, measuring garment sizes, altering clothing items, reading, using and cutting patterns, and of course, sewing.

Cost: the course is totally FREE of charge - the only cost is the purchase of fabric ( which you can pick up really cheap at Spotlight or you are welcome to look through some of the donated fabrics we have)

Location: this course will be running at the Bendigo Neighbourhood Hub and the Karen Social Support Foundation (located in Long Gully - note: this location is for non-English speaking Backgrounds).

Contact BNH to register your interest in this course - expected to commence early March however this will be based on enrolment numbers.

Support Groups

Gamblers Anonymous

Meets regularly. Contact us to put you in touch with the group

Compassionate Friends
A support group for bereaved parents. Meets monthly.
Contact us to put you in touch with the group

Men's ABI
Meets weekly.
Contact Ross: 0417-379-522

GOOTH: Womens Social group 
Please refer to our Facebook page for upcoming social events, activities and outings.

Contact us: (03) 5441-2515

Sthrathdale Seniors Citizens: Cards groups, indoor bowls, monthly lunches, bus trips - activities daily

Bendigo Calisthenics Group: 

Y Service Club: the Bendigo Y Service Club (Men & Women's groups) meet regularly at Strathdale Community Centre (Men's: Weekly meetings; Women's group: monthly meetings)

Social Outing

Movie Time

Check our facebook page for confirmation of movie date and session time

Pay for your own ticket and snacks.

Morning Tea

A monthly morning tea, check our facebook page for location and time.

Pay for own

Extra help with Complex forms

If you have any complex forms such as Passports, Citizenship forms, you need help with Housing, Centrelink calls and forms or any other complicated processes or forms we are here to help. This is a free service to the community. 

We have members of our staff that can assist with filling in these forms. This can be especially helpful if English isn't your first language. Our staff may help with these issues Monday to Friday 9 am to 3 pm. 

So if you need help with passports, Centrelink, housing, citizenship or anything else come in and see us.