PICAL is a Community House, operating a range of community and welfare services.
Community Houses, sometimes known as Neighbourhood Houses or Learning Centres, originated in the mid 1970’s as a response to the community’s need for a meeting place to break down isolation, a place to share resources and a place to learn new skills. The number of Houses grew rapidly in the 1970s and 1980s to over 200 in Melbourne and over 300 in Victoria alone. Currently there are more community houses than McDonalds stores in Victoria (2012).
Community Houses aim to increase the life opportunities of their local communities by providing education, support, sharing of resources and access to networks in a warm and caring environment.
For more information on the services we offer, and collection points available, click on the link form the list below: