We are here to build a strong and inclusive community in Surry Hills. We are a dedicated team who have been working with the local community of Surry Hills since 1978 to promote social justice, diversity and inclusion. SHNC provides a space for everyone whether you wish to connect to your community, access support, learn something new, or have the opportunity to contribute back.
We are here to build a strong and inclusive community in Surry Hills.
Our Centre is a place where people are treated as equal and valued individuals. We encourage people to develop to their full potential and aim to support them to live meaningful fulfilling lives.
The Centre operates according to a philosophy of open management and aims to reflect the local community by encouraging participation and discussion about all issues relevant to the community and to the running of the Centre.
We value diversity, respect difference, recognise the whole person and encourage inclusiveness.
We recognise and seek to build on strengths – individual strengths, community strengths and our own strengths.
We value and offer hospitality, warmth and welcome.
We recognise the whole person and work with people ‘where they are at’.
We value people looking out for each other, and community connectedness.
We value and apply evidence-based and theory-informed practice.
We value collaboration and working in partnership with the community.
We value innovation, creativity, learning and growth.
Our Objectives and Philosophies:
To find out more about SHNC and our work, we invite you to read SHNC Annual Reports: