Since 1953 the Eurella community have walked on the Wangal land, placing their footsteps gently and thoughtfully over those before them, in a journey that is full of resilience, determination, courage and joy.
For 67 years, Eurella Community Services has played a pivotal role in supporting people with disability of all ages to achieve all that is possible. Originally established as a school our heritage is founded from a commitment and recognition of the importance of self determination, connection, education and learning.
Eurella was founded by a group of parents of children and young people with disability who established a temporary school in Burwood Police Citizens Club. The dedicated families provided a range of social and learning activities. To meet the increasing community need, 2a Eurella St Burwood was established as a school to formally deliver a breadth of educational opportunities for children and young people with disability. An additional building (the hall) was erected in 1961, which became classrooms for teenagers and young children. The adjoining property at 2 Eurella Street Burwood was purchased on March 17th 1973 and a new school building was opened.
Today Eurella has evolved from a school to become a provider of a wide range of disability services and supports. Eurella offers therapeutic supports and has expanded to include an Australian Disability Enterprise located at North Strathfield and Supported Independent Living across the Inner West. Improvements and alterations continue to be made to the interior of all buildings to create contemporary, accessible and purpose designed learning, therapy, employment and activity spaces.
The vision and legacy of our founding members is as vibrant today as it was when the foundation stone for Eurella was laid in 1972.