In 1978, Little Mountain Neighbourhood House opened its doors in a local storefront. A group of committed volunteers and three staff members began the challenging task of identifying and responding to a spectrum of local, regional and national issues as they were then experienced by our residents of our own neighbourhood. Like all neighbourhood houses, we were then and still are a grass roots volunteer –driven organization. The programs and initiatives that have emerged from our work in the community have, in some cases gone on to become established, recognized programs adopted by governments, and other organizations.
On occasion our solutions have been adopted to serve as models for other providers, and other constituencies far beyond our neighbourhood. In some cases, Little Mountain Neighbourhood House has created vital programming such as the Special Services to Children and Families, and Settlement and Adaptation Programs are in line with the strategic direction of the Provincial Government and the City.
In other cases, programs in our Early Years and Children & Youth departments are direct results of gaps that are identified in the Little Mountain Neighbourhood Community and at Board and Staff Strategic Planning sessions and community consultations.