Statement of Purposes Neighbourhood Houses Victoria’s purposes, in partnership and collaboration with our member Neighbourhood House Networks, Neighbourhood Houses, Learning Centres and their communities, are to: Build a shared vision of strong, inclusive communities and lead and influence social change with Neighbourhood House Networks, Neighbourhood Houses and Learning Centres and their communities to achieve this vision. Promote and enhance understanding of community development principles, while also strengthening the capacity of Neighbourhood Houses and Learning Centres in their community development practice. Advocate on behalf of the collective membership at local, state and national government levels. Provide support, advice, referral, professional learning and information to members. Identify and capitalise on strategic opportunities to promote Neighbourhood Houses and Learning Centres and their work.