Lighthouse Project
Creating a bright future

Greater Shepparton Lighthouse was created in response to community concern about poor outcomes and persistent disadvantage and in 2014 was established to activate the whole community to wrap around and support our young people to realise their full potential and thrive. 

Lighthouse is using an army of volunteers, data, collaboration, innovation and system thinking to support children every step of their trajectory, from conception to career. 

We start by listening deeply, carefully unpacking the issues impacting on young people and their families and co-designing unique local solutions.  Lighthouse taps into and aligns resources within our community and beyond to address issues such as social isolation, disadvantage and poor school engagemenwith a focus on the most pressing need such as food and safe spaces.  It’s hard to learn if you are hungry. We also play a strong role in advocacy, lobbying, coordinating, partnering and delivering initiatives. 

We are a small backbone organisation lead by a Board of Directors and have created collaborative leadership tables of local community and thought leaders to drive the change, using a collective impact model. We have mobilised hundreds of volunteers and created a movement tackling both immediate need as well as long term solutions. We have people from across the community with capacity, will and social capital leading the work. The business community is a significant contributor. 

View our community plan here

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140 people turned out in Mooroopna last night for the launch of our latest venture – the Family Haven. Lighthouse has joined forces with St Alban's Anglican Church Mooroopna and Caroline Chisholm Society GV Pregnancy Support at the “Canteen’’, in Young St, to open the Family Haven. It will be a safe open door for families where they can access baby items, get advice, join a playgroup, enjoy a meal and activities and make friends. The Family Haven will be open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning mid Jan. Meanwhile, the space will be open on Tuesdays between now and Christmas providing access to baby items such as car seats, pushers and clothing. We hope the Mooroopna community enjoys this beautiful space supported with major contributions from the Williamson Foundation and the GV Health Foundation. ... See MoreSee Less

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Ca privilege to share this important mission with u guys!

Congratulations Courtney Wilson on your new role - what a great asset you will be. Your mum and dad are so proud - well done Janine and Trev ❤️

Fantastic, such a great initiative!

another terrific result, congrats!

Can’t wait until this place is in full swing. I think it’s going to be wonderful for the people of Mooroopna.

Well done! This is amazing

It was an amazing night and what an amazing turn out. Once again, thank you for giving me the chance to speak.

Sorry I couldn’t make it last night, I really wanted to... just tooooo much on xxx

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Delighted to host Michelle Landry MP, Assistant Minister for Children and Families and her adviser, Sam, at The Haven today to talk about all things Lighthouse. Michelle thinks the Haven could be just the thing for Rockhampton in her electorate. ... See MoreSee Less

Delighted to host Michelle Landry MP, Assistant Minister for Children and Families and her adviser, Sam, at The Haven today to talk about all things Lighthouse. Michelle thinks the Haven could be just the thing for Rockhampton in her electorate.

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I am very impressed by The Haven, exceptional program! Thanks for having me yesterday.

Love you bro! X

This little video showcases better than anything the way of working adopted by Lighthouse to drive change for young people in Greater Shepparton. We are excited to feature briefly in the video designed for a national/international audience. Thanks to CMM Social Change for including us! ... See MoreSee Less

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