Gordon Neighbourhood House is a community service organization.
Our mission is to make the West End a better neighbourhood in which to live and grow.
Our goal is to strengthen our community through voluntary activity. When we as neighbours identify issues which voluntary action alone cannot address, Gordon Neighbourhood House secures the necessary additional resources.
Our challenge is to remain sensitive to the ever changing needs of the diverse groups of people who live in our neighbourhood, and to respond with innovative and effective programs and services.
To ensure that every service we provide is relevant to the neighbourhood we are governed by a board of local residents, consult with those who live in our community and those who use our services, and we formally evaluate all of our programs every year.
We have about 400 people as members of Gordon Neighbourhood House each year.
Staff at Gordon Neighbourhood House speak: French, Spanish, Hindi, Polish, Japanese.
Gordon Neighbourhood House is a member unit of the Association of Neighourhood Houses of British Columbia.
The Association of Neighbourhood Houses of British Columbia
The Association of Neighbourhood Houses of British Columbia (ANHBC) is a volunteer-driven agency committed to enhancing neighbourhoods and meeting the needs of Vancouver’s diverse population.
The first neighbourhood house in Vancouver grew out of the Alexandra Orphanage in 1894, emerging from the neighbourhood and settlement house movement. Today, the eight neighbourhood houses and one camp which currently make up ANHBC serve more than 100 000 people a year, offering more than 300 programs from childcare to English as a Second Language classes to seniors’ lunches.