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. The network also initiates projects which enhances opportunities member Houses provide for community members and showcases the role Houses play in the health, wellbeing and life long learning of our communities. 

We are a network of 30 Neighbourhood Houses and Centres based in the Outer Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne.


Together we do better project

Linking Carers to Vocational Opportunity

This initiative has been funded by the Victorian State Government to support unpaid carers to explore and undertake pathways into volunteering, study or paid employment.            
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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

Living Our Best Life

A project to reduce the impact of loneliness for older people. Working with community connectors, we can support people to identify activities they might like to try and support them to overcome barriers which may prevent participation. This project has been funded through the Jack Brockhoff Foundation and Equity Trustees. 
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