Several Brotherhood of St Laurence sites and program clusters have been identified as active or potential community activity and service delivery centres. This paper outlines how they began, the community context, their aims, planned outcomes and target populations. This overview will contribute to our understanding of targeted, place-based interventions which seek to apply social inclusion principles.
Seven BSL centres, hubs and suites of programs are examined in this paper:
• Frankston’s High Street Centre
• Broadmeadows community hubs
• Caroline Springs Community Youth Centre
• Footscray Sudanese Centre
• Clifton Hill residential redevelopment
• Centre for Work and Learning, Yarra
• Atherton Gardens Family and Children’s Community Hub.