The Louise Multicultural Community Centre (LMCC) is a not-for-profit community centre situated in Box Hill, Victoria, Australia. For 34 years LMCC has served the multicultural community by offering a welcoming space to learn new skills and connect with others. We offer a variety of courses and activities, with a focus on educational, English language and life skills, taught within a fun and encouraging environment.We offer a range of programs and activities. Our programs aim to help people feel connected with the community. We offer a friendly environment where participants are able to gain skills and confidence.
To help refugees and migrants living in Australia.
To encourage and assist people of diverse national, ethnic, religious and linguistic backgrounds to practice, enjoy and share their own culture and to fully participate in public and civic life.
In 1982, Sister Miriam Boland was asked to work in the area of resettlement of refugees at the Eastbridge Hostel and Migrant Centre in Melbourne. Every week, refugees from refugee camps in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos arrived at Eastbridge. Their plight was heart breaking with the horrors of bloodshed and violence they had witnessed still etched on their faces. Their only belongings were held tightly in a small plastic bag.
Sister Miriam worked tirelessly to assist these people, and founded the Louise Multicultural Community Centre to address many of their needs. The first location of the then fledgling Community Centre was in Nunawading.
Today, although the location of the Louise Multicultural Centre has changed, the original vision has remained.
Louise Multicultural Community Centre is a a member of Neighbourhood Houses Victoria and the Whitehorse Community Houses. For more information about our networks, click here.
Louise Multicultural Community Centre wishes to acknowledge the support of