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eNewsletter
June 2018

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

CEO Message
Head Office Relocation
Board Profile
New Team Member - TASS
Staff Profile
ATDC Conference Report
Families Week Report
HELP Film Festival Update

SECTOR & COMMUNITY NEWS

Family Planning Tasmania
Windeward
Central Coast Council
Family Planning Tasmania

CEO MESSAGE

It’s been a busy few months for YFCC with our head office relocation to 62 Stewart Street being completed and a range of events being coordinated during the period. One of these events included YFCC sponsorship of the Devonport Chamber of Commerce breakfast event for Office Professionals and Managers Day. This was a great opportunity to celebrate office staff and managers throughout the local region and recognise their contribution to and efforts in the local economy. YFCC also had the opportunity to promote our services with Chairman Nick Sherry speaking on the history of YFCC and the range of services we offer.

In other news, the current contract for the ParentsNext Program ends on 30 June. This has been delivered through a partnership between WISE Employment and YFCC and has achieved some significant outcomes for parents and their children across the Burnie region. The program links parents with children under the age of six to a range of social, training and educational activities to assist them to achieve their life and career goals. We leave the program knowing we have made a positive difference to many of the program’s clients. A new service provider will take over ParentsNext delivery in the region beginning in July.

CEO Ros Atkinson is currently on leave but will be back in the captain’s chair in late June.
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

Regards,
Graham Marshall
Operations Manager

HEAD OFFICE RELOCATION

YFCC has recently relocated its head office from Oldaker Street to 62 Stewart Street, Devonport, next door to the Devonport Junction Hub. The big move was made over the weekend of 5th & 6th May and went very smoothly, with our management, administration and NSP services ready for action first thing Monday morning.

The Integrated Family Support Services team and Regional Alcohol & Drugs Services now operate from the Junction Hub next door. The Junction Hub was recently renovated with additional offices and counselling room to enable this move.

If you’ve ever moved house, you’ll appreciate how big an operation it was to relocate, and you’ll also recognise our disbelief at the amount of ‘stuff” we had stored in every corner at Oldaker Street that was either broken, out of date or just plain redundant.
A big thank you to all the team who assisted in the move, and the teams at Neveco and Coastal Removals who both played a major role in the project.

Please note our phone number remains the same for the new office – (03) 6423 6635.

BOARD MEMBER PROFILE -

NICK BOND

Name: Nick Bond
YFCC Service Area: Board Member
Length of time working with YFCC: 2 Years, 3 months
Nick Bond

NEW TASS WORKER - NATASHA EVANS

YFCC would like to introduce Natasha (Tash) Evans as our new Transitional Accommodation Support Services Worker from 30th April, based in our Burnie office.

Tash recently left Anglicare after 7 years working with RAIN, KIDS and Supported Youth - working with Young People is her passion. Currently finishing my diploma of remedial massage, she enjoys research related to the central nervous system and behaviours. She is a mother of one and loves animals and their therapeutic impact on others. Tash has a positive attitude toward life and loves a challenge.
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STAFF PROFILE - CASS

Name: Georgina Thomson
YFCC Service Area:Crisis Accommodation Support Service (CASS)
Location: Burnie
Length of time working with YFCC: 6 years
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TASMANIAN ALCOHOL, TOBACCO & DRUG COUNCIL (ATDC) CONFERENCE REPORT

Over two days in May the state’s Alcohol & Other Drugs sector came together for the biannual ATDC conference. The theme for 2018 was Shaping Our Future and attendees were informed, provoked and challenged about how we can best meet the needs of the community into the future.


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FAMILIES WEEK - MAY 15-21 REPORT

During Families Week, YFCC collaborated in two events in celebration of Families.

The IFSS team, in partnership with the East Devonport Child and Family Centre, held a Families Week Celebration on the 17th of May at the East Devonport Recreation Centre.
The HYP team, in partnership with the Burnie Child and Family Centre held a week’s long event.

HELP FILM FESTIVAL 2018

The Theme for the 2018 HELP Film Festival is “Stereotypes” in relation to Youth homelessness and/or Youth alcohol and other drug usage with a focus on positive solutions.

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SECTOR & COMMUNITY NEWS

Family Planning Tasmania - 45th Birthday Celebrations

Share your story and help Family Planning Tasmania celebrate 45 years of delivering sexual and reproductive health services in Tasmania!
This July 18th, Family Planning Tasmania will celebrate their 45th birthday, and they want YOU to be a part of it.

Windeward Bound Youth Programs - July School Holidays

The Windeward Bound Trust have a nine-day Adventure Under Sail scheduled for the upcoming July school holidays (9th - 17th July 2018). This voyage will depart from, and return to Hobart sailing 'where the wind takes them' throughout Southern Tasmania.
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Central Coast Council

Central Coast Council Dementia Connect Cafe. Please select Read More to look at brochure with dates and details.

Family Planning Tasmania - LARC4U

Give NW Coast youth a say about what matters to them!

Throughout 2018, Family Planning Tasmania (FPT) will be working intensively on the North West Coast, delivering our exciting new project LARC4U.
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