This major defence air force base houses many hundreds of families. WIZO was asked to establish facilities to assist them. The women at the Base live with high levels of stress. Our day care centres give them the chance to get jobs away from the Base or to study.
At times of high security risk, young people are not permitted to leave the Base and so our Youth Club provides them with leisure activities and study assistance.
There are three day care buildings which include the:
- Martha Jacobson Day Care Centre
- Hala Goldstein Creche
- Nelly Weiss Kindergarten
- Sonia and Don Marejn Kindergarten
- Vonnie Coopersmith Toddlers Home
- Larry Adler Creche for Babies
The loving staff care for children from 3 months to 5 years of age, all of whom spend a day full of fun and activities, blissfully unaware of the high-tech fighters taking off and landing only minutes away.
Funding to establish the Youth Club came from WIZO Victoria to honour their long-standing President, Ann Zablud. The attractive building was named in her honour.