Welcome to the admin site of the Hills Creative Alliance HCA
- we hope you find it useful, any queries go to Contact Us or click here
HCA was set up after the Storm in June 2021 which destroyed and damaged around 200 homes in the Mount Dandenong communities along the Tourist Road, in Sherbrroke and Kalista, as well as properties in communities around 'the mountain'.
The Community Focus Friday sessions will be starting again on Friday 10th March 2023 from 11.00 - 1.00pm at Sassafras Community Hall.
We start 2023 with a range of exciting ideas to engage volunteers to help run a range of projects to help engage folks who may be feeling isolated because of the changes we have experienced in recent years, - and some funding to get us started
Click here to check out what these plans include (again just on the way!)
Please contact us if you are interested in exploring the volunteering opportunities we are setting up.
We are fortunate to be supported a range of organisations who have agreed to work with us to develop community opportunities:
The Heart Foundation are going to help us develop a 'Walking for Health' programme - we are looking for people interested in training as Walk Leaders.
Volunteering Victoria are supporting us with advice and training to develop volunteer opportunities
Local GP practices and chemists are discussing ways we can work together.
and the list goes on .... more details to follow
Initially we had plans to engage creative artists, but this quickly expanded as HCA realised that support was needed for people affected by the storm, so we applied for funds and ran a range of activities in 2022 which included curating and running 'Reflections of the Storm' - a 4 month community art response hosted at Karwarra Gardens and Community Focus Friday sessions at Olinda Community House.
The HCA 2022 Annual Report is here (just on its way!) Check here for HCA getting started in 2022