In 1951 a group of parents of children and young adults with intellectual disabilities resolved to commence a temporary school in Burwood Police Citizens Club while seeking a more permanent address. From this group grew the present Eurella House which was a Day Centre administered by a committee of parents and friends.
A public appeal was made by the neighbouring councils of Burwood, Strathfield, Concord, Ashfield together with Burwood Rotary Club. This resulted in the purchase of a property at 2a Eurella Street Burwood in 1953 which became the Western Suburbs Branch of the S.C.W.A, then the Western Sydney Suburbs Branch Challenge Foundation. On 23rd June, 1993 Eurella Community Services Inc. became an Incorporated Association.
Because of increasing enrolments an additional building (the hall) was erected in 1961, which became classrooms for teenagers and young children.
As the centre developed, public support was maintained. The adjoining property at 2 Eurella Street was purchased and on March 17th 1973 a new school building was opened. Major alterations were then made to the interior of the vacated junior school at 2A Eurella Street, making it suitable for an activity-training centre.
Finances necessary for the complex to operate come mainly from Government Subsidies, donations from the community and a very active Auxiliary. In May 1983 the Education Department assumed responsibility for the education of children with disabilities.
Our present services include:
An Ausralian Disability Enterprise, formerly known as "Business Services" which is located in North Strathfield. This service provides supported employment for adults with disabilities.
Eurella Links offering education, learning, social and community activities tailored to groups and or individualised supports delivered in the home, community or at the centre. The centre based program is based in the old school building, The spaces have been completely refurbished to provide social and community participation programs open to all ages from high school leavers to those working part time or individuals wanting to retire.
Supported Independent Living this includes in-home support and a purpose build group home which is located in Sydney's Inner West, providing supported accommodation to four adults.
An Early Childhood Intervention Service - Karobran, which is located in a purpose designed early learning space, providing services for children with disabilities before they go to school. We provide Early Childhood Intervention Services in the home, community, school or early child hood learning space