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INSIDE THIS ISSUE

CEO Message
Christmas Opening Hours
Fit for Work Program
Community Voices Update
New Team Member - ATODS
New Team Member - Arvos
IFSS Service Information
Summer Holiday Programs
Christmas Recipe

eNewsletter
December 2019

SECTOR & COMMUNITY NEWS

Family Planning Tasmania
No More Butts - Smoking Cessation

CEO MESSAGE

It is hard to believe another year is coming to an end and a new decade is about to begin, and what a year it has been. We’ve had Royal Commissions, reviews, enquiries, new policy directions and many other changes and challenges, and yet there are still so many vulnerable people in our community facing poverty, inequality and exclusion. When I speak to many of my colleagues, the general consensus is a feeling of exhaustion, of being pulled from pillar to post. So my wish for all of us as we head into this festive season is that we find the space and strength to breathe, to look after our health and to go again. Our work is not done.

In this final newsletter for 2019 I wish to thank Burnie Girl Guides, Staff of Communities Tas., Share the Dignity, Ali Bourbon, SpecSavers and Reading Cinema for their kind generous donations to YFCC. Every donation directly supports our clients.

I also wish to thank our many clients who trust us to walk alongside them. Thank you also to our valued partners, funders and donors, who continue to support the work of YFCC. I would also like to thank our team of passionate and dedicated staff and our dynamic Board members. I look forward to working with you all again in 2020.

A happy and healthy Christmas and New Year to all.

Regards,

Ros Atkinson
CEO

CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS

Head office - 62 Stewart Street, Devonport
Closing at 5pm Tuesday 24/12/2019; re-opening Thursday 2/01/2020

The Junction - 64 Stewart Street, Devonport - 6424 7375
Closing at 5pm Tuesday 24/12/2019
Closed for Public holidays; 25/12/19, 26/12/19, 01/01/20

129 Wilson Street, Burnie - 6431 9552
Closing at 5pm Tuesday 24/12/2019
Closed for Public holidays; 25/12/19, 26/12/19, 01/01/20

Transitional Accommodation Support Services - 6431 3083 or 6424 9520
Closing at 5pm Tuesday 24/12/2019
Burnie and Devonport closed for Public holidays; 25/12/19, 26/12/19, 01/01/20

OPEN
Crisis Accommodation Support Services
Burnie and Devonport Shelters will remain open throughout this period, including public holidays.
6431 9230 (Burnie); 6424 7375 (Devonport)

FIT FOR WORK PROGRAM

YFCC has been successful in securing funding through the Tasmanian Community Fund to deliver a new YFCC program, Fit For Work, in the Devonport region.

The program will work with local Job Services agencies to identify young jobseekers (aged between 16 and 25 years) who need additional supports to enter the workforce.

COMMUNITY VOICES UPDATE

Community Voices will see a staff change in the new year. Karina Cowling is moving on into another YFCC program and we will welcome Bianca Taylor to our project.

Karina and her counterpart at WISE Employment, Allana Bugge, have done a power of work in getting the project up and running and we wish Karina well in her new role. Don’t be too disappointed though because Karina will be a regular visitor to choir sessions in the New Year.

(Karina Cowling (on left) will hand over the Community Choir project to Bianca Taylor in the new Year).


Karina and Bianca

NEW TEAM MEMBER - JONATHAN COWEN

I have only been in the Burnie Health Promotions role a few weeks now but I am loving the diversity of the role and being able to work with young people in both group and individual settings.

The highlight so far however has been being part of a joint wildlife rescue on the way back from a talk at a Queenstown school, where we rescued an orphaned Wallaby.

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NEW TEAM MEMBER - OLIVIA KING


I have just started as a Youth Worker in both Burnie and Devonport running the Arvo's programs at the junctions.

I am excited about working with young people, being involved in fun activities with them, and maintaining a safe space for them to hang out.


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INTEGRATED FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES

One of the services offered by YFCC is our Integrated Family Support Service (IFSS).
This is a voluntary service that offers assistance to families through parenting support, community connection, social participation, advocacy and referrals to other service providers, as needed.
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SUMMER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS PROGRAM

We have a range of exciting School holiday programs running through the Summer Holidays! These include;
  • Mini Golf
  • Road Trip - Stanley
  • Waterslide and BBQ in Ulverstone
Please remember - bookings are essential and all activities are at no cost to participants ages 12+.
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CHRISTMAS RECIPE - SHORTBREAD

Click on the "Read More" button to try this delicious Shortbread recipe;

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SECTOR & COMMUNITY NEWS

Family Planning Tasmania

Family Planning Tasmania (FPT) are currently promoting their Pregnancy Counselling and Support services.
  • Family Planning Tasmania provides clients with supportive, non-directive, non-judgmental pregnancy counselling.
  • Clients can discuss pregnancy options including becoming a parent, adoption and termination/abortion.
  • Family Planning Tasmania can provide medication termination of pregnancy (MToP), and can assist with referral for surgical termination of pregnancy (SToP).
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No More Butts - Smoking Cessation

Free Training Day Dates for 2020. Please click on the Read More button for more information.

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