Organizations that provide facilities which may include a dining hall, a dance floor, equipment and outlets for music and catering services that are available on a reservation basis for parties or receptions.
Neighbourhood facilities that are designed to be welcoming and inclusive gathering places as well as centralized access points for a wide range of health, social, cultural and recreational organizations and programs, particularly in high needs or isolated communities. Each is unique according to the priorities of its community, which is often involved in their design and development. Hub partners may include larger service organizations like the Red Cross that have satellite programs at the site as well as local agencies and community economic development projects, all of whom benefit from shared resources and administrative costs.
Programs that provide access to collaborative, creative work spaces inside schools, libraries or other public/private facilities, particularly for children and youth but also for adults and entrepreneurs. Participants are given access to tools, materials and opportunities for hands-on learning and are encouraged to experiment, invent, tinker, design and build. Makerspaces have a variety of options including 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machines and other high tech equipment, but they can also be low tech or "no tech" and focus on traditional skills such as sewing. These spaces also help to prepare those who need skills in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), as well as foster entrepreneurship through their use as incubators and accelerators for business startups.
Programs that make conference rooms or other space available to individuals or groups who want to hold meetings or sponsor other public or private gatherings.
Programs that provide facilities where a wide variety of services are made available to the community.
The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.