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Calvary Community Hub: Concept Designs in Response to the Needs of a Thriving Community Hub

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posted on 2020-11-30, 08:49 authored by Angela K Branford, Peter E. Moeck
The Calvary Community comprises Calvary Lutheran Primary School, Calvary Lutheran Church, Calvary Kindergarten, Noarlunga Children’s Centre, an Opportunity Shop, Men’s Shed, and Emergency Housing in Morphett Vale, South Australia. This paper outlines how ‘Family Zone’, a model that aims to bring together a range of support programs to break a generational cycle of marginalisation, will be adopted to create a thriving Calvary Community Hub. This parenting program developed by Lutheran Community Care focuses on family wellbeing by providing access to needs-based professional and volunteer assistance. Building trust and rapport is the key to long term relationship change and improved lifelong outcomes. The existing co-location can be enhanced by developing a common vision and purpose. Overcoming operational barriers and sharing resources is a challenge. A collaborative and cooperative approach can deliver on the aspirations articulated in this paper. Architectural concept designs developed in response to the needs of a thriving Calvary Community Hub are provided.


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