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CHRISTMAS GREETINGS

Well, hasn't the year flown by! We have once again been privileged to have worked with so many wonderful people throughout 2016 - funders, partners and most importantly, our clients.

Christmas is a great time to wind down, relax and spend some quality time with loved ones. It is easy to over indulge - please everyone remember to take care and look after yourself and each other over this period.

The YFCC Board, Management and Staff would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and we look forward to working with you again in 2017. Have a safe and restful break!

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FESTIVE SEASON OFFICE HOURS

Head office: 81 Oldaker Street, Devonport

Closing at 12pm Friday 23/12/16; Reopening 9am Tuesday 3/1/17

Transitional Accommodation Support Services

Closing at 12pm Friday 23/12/16.

Burnie Closed for public holidays: 26/12/16; 27/12/16; 2/1/17

Devonport Closed on: 26/12/16; 27/12/16; 28/12/16; 2/1/17

The junction: 64 Stewart Street, Devonport

Closing at 12pm Friday 23/12/16.

Closed for public holidays: 26/12/16; 27/12/16; 2/1/17

129 Wilson Street, Burnie

Closing at 12pm Friday 23/12/16.

Closed for public holidays: 26/12/16; 27/12/16; 2/1/17.

OPEN

Crisis Accommodation Support Services

Burnie & Devonport Shelters will remain open throughout this period including public holidays.

03 6431 9230 (Burnie);   03 6424 7375 (Devonport)

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WELCOME TO NEW TEAM MEMBERS

During December we had two new members join the YFCC team!

Deirdre commenced with us on Monday 12/12/16 as an Integrated Family Support Services Worker.  Deirdre has just moved to the North West Coast from Canberra and brings with her a great deal of experience working within the community services sector throughout Australia.

Jasmin commenced with us on Thursday 15/12/16 as a Health Promotions Worker in the North West Regional Alcohol and Drug Service. Jasmin is from the North West Coast but has been working in Hobart for the past 3 years and is an experienced health promotions worker who is passionate about supporting our local community.

Welcome Deirdre and Jasmin!!

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WORKING TOGETHER TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE CONFERENCE RESOURCES

Presentations which have been shared with YFCC from the Working Together to Make a Difference Conference in October 2016, are now up on our website for perusal.

We hope you enjoy viewing these presentations as much as we did - the quality of these are very impressive!

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JANUARY SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMS

We have a range of exciting School Holiday Programs running in Devonport and Burnie through the summer holidays!  These include:

• Laser Skirmish and Rock Climbing (Devonport)

• Mosaics (Devonport)

• Movies and pizza afternoon (Devonport)

• Laser Tag (Burnie)

• Baking and movie afternoon (Burnie)

• Boot Camp (at Camp Clayton)

Please remember - bookings are essential!

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THE JUNCTION HUB EVALUATION REPORT

The junction HUB Project was funded by Primary Health Tasmania between 1/9/14 and 30/6/16.  The purpose of the junction HUB Project was to implement a collective integrated service delivery approach which addressed the social determinants of health issues impacting on young people (12-24 years) and their families in the Mersey Region. The Evaluation Report outlines the Key Achievements, Project Approach and the Outcomes from this fabulous Project.

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CHRISTMAS RECIPE

Try this delicious Rocky-Road recipe for Christmas!  Our Transitional Accommodation Support Services Team Leader treats us with this every Christmas - thanks Wendy!! 

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SECTOR & COMMUNITY NEWS

Community Christmas Lunches: City Mission and Salvation Army will be hosting Community Christmas Lunches in Burnie (City Mission); Wynyard (City Mission); Ulverstone (City Mission) and Devonport (Salvation Army).

headspace Christmas break: headspace in Devonport and Launceston will be closed from 12pm Friday 23/12/16 until 9am Tuesday 3/1/17.

Building Brighter, Stronger Families: This conference is designed as a day to learn and focus on our children, our families and our future, through continual improvement, learning and growth.

Partners in Recovery: PiR provides coordination to people with severe and persistent mental illness and complex needs who require support from multiple agencies.

Drug Education Network Resources: DEN would like to let you know about some resources they have recently developed, that you may find helpful and useful in your work.

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If you would like to contribute to future YFCC eNewsletters, please email your contribution to: melissa@yfcc.com.au

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 81 Oldaker Street, Devonport Tas 7310
E: yfcc@yfcc.com.au
P: 03 6423 6635
F: 03 6423 6642
www.yfcc.com.au

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