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eNewsletter
December 2018

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

CEO Message
Christmas Opening Hours
New Team Members - TASS
Board Profile
Staff Profile
LUCRF Super Community Funding
Local Drug Action Team (LDAT)Funding
Summer School Holiday Programs
Christmas Recipe

SECTOR & COMMUNITY NEWS

Family Planning Tasmania
Specsavers

CEO MESSAGE

I am always surprised by how quickly time goes and this year is no exception. With many reviews, changes in policy and new directions, we have been kept busy across all our areas of work

Recently we have had some success with securing funding so we can further our work for our communities. The first of those was through the LUCRF Super Community Program, whilst the second was through the Alcohol and Drug Foundation, Local Drug Action Team Program. Please read more below about what this funding will be providing.

In other good news, Damian Collins, our Alcohol and Other Drugs Team Leader, has been selected for the Tasmanian Leaders Program. This is terrific recognition of Damian’s current leadership skills and will provide opportunities for further development and networking with others from across the State

I take this the opportunity to thank our staff, partners and funders for the roles we collectively play in supporting children, young people, individuals, families and communities. I also wish to thank those who support our work through donations. In this newsletter we feature Devonport Specsavers who kindly donate to YFCC through their Specsavers Community Program. These words nicely sum up the values of the wonderful team at Specsavers “I'm really happy to be able to do something for the community here, it's one of the privileges of being a business owner and I'm very conscious that a large part of our clientele come to us because they are just so glad to be able to finally afford glasses without having to drive as far as Launceston.”

Thank you for taking the time to read the newsletter. If you would like to contribute in our next edition, please contact us on reception@yfcc.com.au

Happy Christmas to all. I wish you a safe, joyful and healthy New Year.

Regards,

Ros Atkinson
CEO

CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS

Head Office - 62 Stewart Street, Devonport
Closing at 5pm Monday 24/12/2018; re-opening 9am Wednesday 2/01/2019

The Junction - 64 Stewart Street, Devonport - 6424 7375
Closing at 5pm Monday 24/12/2018
Closed for public holidays: 25/12/18, 26/12/18, 01/01/19

Transitional Accommodation Support Services - 6431 3083 or 6424 9520
Closing at 5pm Monday 24/12/2018
Burnie & Devonport closed for public holidays: 25/12/18, 26/12/18, 01/01/19

129 Wilson Street, Burnie - 6431 9552
Closing at 5pm Monday 24/12/2018
Closed for public holidays: 25/12/18, 26/12/18, 01/01/19

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)

NEW TRANSITIONAL ACCOMMODATION WORKER - DJ STUBBS

DJ has been appointed the new TASS Tenancy Officer in conjunction with his other role as Executive Assistant (EA).
DJ will be working closely with the TASS Team to ensure our Tenants meet all the requirements of their programs and expectations.
We have 11 units in Devonport and 13 in Burnie. The Tenancy Officer and the EA roles both have time sensitive targets, and the mix will certainly be a test of time management skills.
DJ would like to take the opportunity to thank all YFCC Staff for the invaluable help he has received so far in this “learning” phase.

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BOARD PROFILE - CHANTELLE FRENCH

Name: Chantelle French
YFCC Service Area: Board Member
Length of time working with YFCC:
Newly Elected
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STAFF PROFILE - CRISIS ACCOMMODATION SERVICE

Name: Alicia Harvey
YFCC Service Area: Crisis Accommodation Service
Location: Burnie
Length of time working with YFCC:
12 Years

Alicia. Crisis Accommodation Youth Worker

LUCRF SUPER COMMUNITY FUNDING

Targeted programs for youth in the local Devonport and Burnie regions received a boost recently with YFCC’s weekly ARVOs program receiving a grant from the LUCRF Super Community Program. The funding, provided over two years, will enable YFCC to expand and continue these important services for local youth.

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LOCAL DRUG ACTION TEAM (LDAT) - DEVONPORT FUNDING

Following a 12 month project planning period, YFCC have submitted a successful funding application for $10,000 to the Australian Drug Foundation (ADF). The application is to partner with Devonport Community House and Devonport City Council to work with the local community in the planning and delivery of a natural playscape in Highfield Park in Devonport. The project is built on years of consultation with the community local to this park by Devonport Community House and the LDAT funding will be overseen by the Devonport Youth Network.

SUMMER SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMS

We have a range of exciting School holidays programs running through the Summer holidays! These include;
  • Beach day + BBQ - Learn to Surf or Stand Up Paddle Board
  • Barefoot Bowling + Pizza
  • Indoor Sports & create a delicious healthy lunch
Please remember - bookings are essential and all activities are at no cost to participants ages 12-25!

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CHRISTMAS RECIPE


Tap on the ""Read More" button to try this delicious Christmas Truffle recipe;

Truffles

SECTOR & COMMUNITY NEWS

Family Planning Tasmania - LARC4U Project

Family Planning Tasmania’s LARC4U project continues with new contraception resources available and opportunities for staff to deliver contraception education sessions to community groups. Our new Contraception App is due to be completed in December. So stay tuned.
Family Planning Tasmania clinic is located at Upper Burnie and will be closed for the Christmas break from the 21st December 2018 and will be reopening on the 7th January 2019.
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For the past year, the team at Specsavers Devonport, led by Optometrist Shahmani Kentler and Retailer Anafa Chak, has supported YFCC through the Specsavers Community program donating a portion of every pair of glasses sold to the charity.
Shahmani, Anafa and the team are committed to caring for the eyes of the community and have a range of glasses and contact lenses to suit everyone.
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