Our History

In the early 1980's Sister Lois Thomas (Maternal and Child Health Nurse) encouraged mothers of the centre to seek from Council the upgrading of an empty room behind the Maternal and Child Health Centre (MCHC) from which to provide a range of family services. Thus Bowen Street was created out of the determination and fundraising efforts of local families.

Soon demand exceeded space, so the committee of young mothers researched their needs, lobbied Council and ultimately, after four years of hard work, moved into the existing purpose built facility by Christmas 1991. Further upgrading and renovation of facilities have taken place over the last twenty years and continue to occur to ensure we are providing an accessible and relevant Community Centre.

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    Due to the current Stage 4 restrictions BSCC is temporarily closed until further notice.  Stay safe and connected and remember BSCC remains here for you. 

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  • THE UPLIFT PROJECT CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

    Australian Bra Drop-Off locations are closed.  Uplift Project needs to protect both its volunteers and its donors during this period of uncertainty.  Like many other non-essential enterprises we have decided to halt collection activities for the foreseeable future.  We will re-open when safe to do so. Read more...

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    The July to December 2020 Course Guide is now up!

    Find a variety of courses and programs on the latest Bowen Street Course Guide or visit our download section for more downloads including the Boroondara Neighbourhood Houses' ONLINE Short Course Guide.

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