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INSIDE THIS ISSUE

CEO Message
New Team Member- CSSI
New Team Member - TASS
New Team Member - Community Voices
Staff Profile
Young Achiever Award
Help Film Festival
July School Holidays Programs
IFSS Client Story
TASS Information


eNewsletter
June 2019

SECTOR & COMMUNITY NEWS

Cancer Council Tasmania
Share the Dignity - Pinkbox

CEO MESSAGE

This newsletter I am excited to announce the commencement of “Community Voices”. This project, in partnership with WISE Employment, the Salvation Army and Creativity Australia, brings together young people and others at risk of long-term reliance on income support with volunteers in the community to form choir groups. As well as enjoying getting together to sing and perform, participants will also receive case management support to improve employment and social outcomes.

I am also very pleased that our Clinical Supervision and Service Improvement Officer (Julia Taylor) has started in her role. Julia has a PhD in Public Health, a Master of Health Science and a Bachelor of Nursing. She has worked for many years as a clinical nurse consultant and in research. She is a welcome addition to our team, overseeing and developing the Organisation’s clinical framework, therapeutic practices and clinical supervision.

It was wonderful to recently receive donations from Andrea Bonderson, Hall Advisory, Devonport SpecSavers, Girl Guides and MAS National. These all lead to being able to provide additional support for our clients and, as one of only very few not-for-profits that are truly local, all contributions support local communities. Our heartfelt gratitude to all.

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,

Ros Atkinson
CEO

NEW TEAM MEMBER - JULIA TAYLOR

‘I am really excited to take up the new role of Clinical Supervision and Service Improvement Officer at YFCC. I have a background in nursing, youth health, sexual health, primary care and academia. I work part time as a social researcher specialising in LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) mental health with La Trobe University and Bi+ Australia and the rest of my time will now be with YFCC. I have enjoyed meeting many of the staff here and am really looking forward to playing my part to support the important work of YFCC across the North West.’
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NEW TEAM MEMBER - CASSIE MALE

Cassie has been working for our Crisis Accommodation Team for the past 3 and a half year and just taken on a position with TASS - our Transitional Accommodation Support Services based in Burnie.
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NEW TEAM MEMBER - KARINA COWLING

My name is Karina and I have been lucky enough to start in a new role as the Community Voices Project Worker back in April 2019.

I am passionate about the youth sector and enjoy working alongside like minded people at YFCC.


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STAFF PROFILE - DAMIAN COLLINS

Name: Damian Collins aka Damo
YFCC Service Area:
Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs – Team Leader
Location: Devonport & Burnie offices
Length of time working with YFCC:
Approaching 5 years

Damo

YOUNG ACHIEVER AWARD FINALIST - BRITTANY CHATWIN (YOUTH ALCOHOL & DRUG COUNSELLOR)

On the Friday night of May 30th Brittany Chatwin from our Burnie office travelled to Hobart for the Tasmanian Young Achiever Awards. This was the result of her being nominated and selected as a finalist in the St Luke’s Healthier Communities Category. The Young Achiever Awards acknowledge, encourage and most importantly promote the positive achievements of all young people throughout Australia up to and including 29 years of age. The nomination was based on Brit’s work for YFCC as a Health Promotion Officer developing and delivering programs for high schools and colleges right across NW Tasmania. While she didn’t win the category her place as a finalist is a great acknowledgement of Brit’s hard work and passion – Congratulations Brittany!
Britt

HELP FILM FESTIVAL 2019


The 2019 HELP Film Festival is NOW OPEN!

YFCC’s HELP Film Festival is back for another year. The 2019 Film Festival theme is “Pay it Forward”.
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JULY SCHOOL HOLIDAYS PROGRAMS

YFCC are offering programs in both Devonport and Burnie during the July School holidays. Please click on the Read More button below to see what is available and for booking details.
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IFSS CLIENT STORY

Client X has been working with various IFSS programs for a number of years due to concerns when Client X's child was born. Client X was married and was a heavy substance user at the time of birth of their child.
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TASS INFORMATION

One of the services offered by the Transitional Accommodation Support Services (TASS), is providing information to TASS clients on ways to manage money that includes working with the client on their financial awareness. This may include the following: identifying needs (shelter, clothing and food) and wants (shoes, latest phone and Batman figurines), ways to save, budgeting for a household and financial recording of expenses.

SECTOR & COMMUNITY NEWS

Cancer Council Tasmania


Cancer Council Tasmania has developed a resource for young men to remind them of the importance of self-checking called 'DON'T DELAY check your balls today!'
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Share the Dignity Pinkbox - The Junction - 64 Stewart Street Devonport

Every month, up to 36,500 Australian women and girls face the hardship, danger and emotional anxiety of being homeless, as well as the discomfort and lack of dignity that comes with having their period whilst struggling to afford menstrual hygiene products.

Share the Dignity has developed the revolutionary Dignity Vending Machine (also known as #Pinkbox) in the hope of making a difference to the lives of those who are experiencing homelessness or are at-risk or in need.
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