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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Students from all four State Secondary Schools yesterday learnt firsthand about the many and varied employment opportunities available at GV Health including non-medical and allied health roles. The young people heard about the future growth and new careers on offer at the largest employer in the region with hundreds of new jobs coming online in the coming months and years. Latrobe Uni also presented on local study pathways available. Thanks to GV health and the friendly team! ... See MoreSee Less

Students from all four State Secondary Schools yesterday learnt firsthand about the many and varied employment opportunities available at GV Health including non-medical and allied health roles. The young people heard about the future growth and new careers on offer at the largest employer in the region with hundreds of new jobs coming online in the coming months and years. Latrobe Uni also presented on local study pathways available. Thanks to GV health and the friendly team!Image attachmentImage attachment

The Haven young people helped with a working bee for the new Mooroopna Family Haven last week. They were brilliant and have been invited back for the next phase. Work is well underway for the Mooroopna Family Haven, watch this space!

Special thanks to Crow Constructions for supplying some of the safety equippment on the day.
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The Haven young people helped with a working bee for the new Mooroopna Family Haven last week. They were brilliant and have been invited back for the next phase. Work is well underway for the Mooroopna Family Haven, watch this space!

Special thanks to Crow Constructions for supplying some of the safety equippment on the day.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Great work guys

Great to see young people helping out, if asked to step up they generally will. Go the haven!

So this will be like the Shepparton Haven set up but one now in Mooroopna??

AWESOME WORK!!!!

Fantastic

Amazing!!

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