Community Houses Association of the Outer Eastern Suburbs

In the business of strengthening communities and learning, we work together to ensure our committees, staff and volunteers are also resourced to learn and thrive.


CHAOS supports the work of Neighbourhood Houses and Learning Centres with their communities. We do this through linking, resourcing and advocating on behalf of our members. We are a network of 30 Neighbourhood Houses and Centres based in the Outer Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne.

Need some company? Call the Outer East Chat Line on 1800 984 825.

Monday to Friday 10am – 1pm &
Monday to Thursday 5pm – 7.30pm (toll free call)

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Together we do better project

Together We Do Better

This project is structured in two phases. The first phase is to work with the 31 member houses across the CHAOS Network to educate house staff, volunteers & committees around problem related gambling.
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Be the ripple project

Be The Ripple

Be the Ripple is a project of the CHAOS and works with the five Houses in the City of Knox to support community members with a life limiting illness who wish to be cared for to die at home, and the people supporting them.
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Loneliness & Social Isolation Project

Loneliness & Social Isolation

Neighbourhood Houses welcome people from all walks of life. This inclusive approach creates opportunities for individuals and groups to enrich their lives through connections they might not otherwise make.
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