December 2017


Christmas greetings
Festive Season Office Hours
Welcome to new team members
Board Profile
January School Holiday Programs
RADS Staff Profile

Christmas recipe



Review of the Tasmanian Opioid Pharmacotherapy Program Policy and Clinical Practice Standards (TOPP)
Mission Australia - Employment Services



Well, hasn't the year flown by! We have once again been privileged to have worked with so many wonderful people throughout 2017 - 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 2018. Have a safe and restful break!



Head office: 81 Oldaker Street, Devonport

Closing at 5pm Friday 22/12/17; Reopening 9am Tuesday 2/1/18

Transitional Accommodation Support Services - 6431 3083 or 6424 9520

Closing at 5pm Friday 22/12/17.

Burnie & Devonport closed for public holidays: 25/12/17; 26/12/17; 01/01/18

The junction: 64 Stewart Street, Devonport

Closing at 5pm Friday 22/12/17; Reopening 9am Tuesday 2/1/18

129 Wilson Street, Burnie - 6431 9552

Closing at 5pm Friday 22/12/17.

Closed for public holidays: 25/12/17; 26/12/17; 01/01/18


Crisis Accommodation Support Services

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

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



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

Paul commenced with us on Tuesday 7/11/17 as a Full Time TASS Support Worker, based in Devonport. He was born in Newcastle, England and moved to Australia when he was 10 years old. After school he started an apprenticeship as a boiler maker welder at Doric Engineering before working at Caterpillar Underground Mining (CAT) as a boiler maker and then a Team Leader. Upon CAT announcing its closure, he had a change in career and became a youth worker. He has been in the community service field for 2 years. He started in the therapeutic residential area and is now working within transitional accommodation services.

Monica commenced with us on Monday 13/11/17 as the ParentsNext Key Support Worker based in Burnie. She has a degree in Social Work, is a fur-parent, a chocoholic and a lover of travel. For the past two years, she has been working with people with disabilities and mental health concerns. Monica has a passion for working with people and providing the best process and outcome for each client and is looking forward to getting to know everyone over the upcoming weeks.

Welcome Paul and Monica!!



Tony joined the board in October this year. He is 63 and has a wife (Mardi) and 2 children, Stephanie and Georgette aged 11 and 9 respectively. He lives in Launceston.

Tony recently retired from full time work.

Most recently Tony was the head of Industrial Relations for the Toll Group. He has held a number of important roles through his career, including General Secretary Miners Federation, Commissioner –Australian Industrial Relations Commission, Group General Manager HR and Government relations- SVITZER.



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

• Beach Day 

• Mystery Box Masterchef 

• Ulverstone Water slide 

• Junction Hangout Afternoons 

Please remember - bookings are essential!



 Name: Nancy Thomas

 YFCC Service Area: Regional Alcohol and Drug Service

 Location: Devonport

 Length of time working with YFCC: On and off over 11 years




Illicit Drug Diversion Initiative (IDDI) & Tasmanian Early Intervention Program (TEIP) 

IDDI & TEIP are programs where people are referred by Tasmanian Police for Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drug counselling, information, education, referral and support. It is seen as an alternative to referring these people to the judicial court system. 



Try this delicious Clinker slice recipe for Christmas!  It is naughty but very nice!!




Review of the Tasmanian Opioid Pharmacotherapy Program Policy and Clinical Practice Standards (TOPP)

The Alcohol and Drug Service (ADS) has commenced a review of the Tasmanian Opioid Pharmacotherapy Program Policy and Clinical Practice Standards (TOPP). The TOPP deals with policy and standards around treatment with methadone and buprenorphine. It is critical that the document is reviewed to ensure its effectiveness, application and the contemporary nature of its content.

Mission Australia's Employment Service is based on the NW coast and provides job seeking support to people with a verified medical condition that may affect the type of work they can do. (i.e. anxiety, depression, physical limitations, etc.) 


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


 81 Oldaker Street, Devonport Tas 7310
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P: 03 6423 6635

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