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INSIDE THIS ISSUE

CEO Message
New Team Member- HYF
New Team Member - IDDI/TEIP
New Team Member - Arvos
Staff Profile
Child Protection Week
Homelessness Week Luncheon
Help 2019 - That's a Wrap
July School Holidays Programs Report
ATOD Client Story
YFCC Client Evaluation survey
TASS Information
YFCC Board Recruitment - Young Person


eNewsletter
August 2019

SECTOR & COMMUNITY NEWS

Foster Care
Share the Dignity - Pinkbox

CEO MESSAGE

Along with the end of year financial reporting our staff have been busy preparing program annual reports. Together with our outcomes data, this provides an excellent opportunity to review services and their effectiveness.

During Homelessness Week in August we also facilitated two significant events to raise awareness of the plight of many Tasmanians who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The annual H.E.L.P. film festival and Homelessness Week Luncheon, with guest speaker, Hon. Roger Jaensch, Minister for Human Services, Minister for Disability Services and Community Development, Minister for Housing, Minister for Planning and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, engaged many of our community members and schools. You can read more about these in this newsletter.

Finally, we are excited to have commenced implementation of the National Mental Health Standards 2010. This is in recognition of the work we have been doing over many years to support mental health well-being and to support those who have mental ill-health. We are aiming for accreditation in late 2020.

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 - JACQUI CONROY

I have been working in my role as Helping Young Families – Key worker for about a month now and am working out of our Burnie Office.

I am a person that really enjoys working with people. This role is well suited to my personality and skill set as I receive great joy from assisting, enabling and empowering clients to achieve a better standard of living and a more rewarding and satisfying lifestyle.

Jacqui

NEW TEAM MEMBER - DANIEL RICHARDSON

Name- Daniel Richardson

Role- Brief Intervention Officer (Burnie)

About me- I spent 23 years in the hospitality industry and I am a qualified Pastry Chef by trade. The hospitality industry is rife with AOD abuse and I have had a number of close friends that have succumbed to their addictions over the years. So last year I retrained and completed a Diploma in AOD and Mental Health in a bid to be able to make a difference in people’s lives and draw on my life experiences to hopefully help change a few lives for the better. I play and teach guitar in my spare time.

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NEW TEAM MEMBER - BIANCA TAYLOR


Name- Bianca Taylor

Role- Casual Youth Worker with the Arvos program

About me- I'm a mum of 4, wife and music lover, especially live gigs. I'm a busy person with another job role, I own a small business hiring costumes to the local community and am currently studying at UTas.

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STAFF PROFILE - DAVID STUTTERD

Name: David Stutterd
YFCC Service Area: Crisis Accommodation Service
Location: Burnie
Length of time working with YFCC: Started work at CASS 2001 as a casual. Started full time roster around 2009

David. Crisis Accommodation Youth Worker

CHILD PROTECTION WEEK (1-7 SEPTEMBER)

Our pledge: YFCC pledge to support parents, families and communities with keeping children safe, while promoting the importance of children’s safety and well being.

Children do best when life is on an even keel and their parents have the support they need. By being kind to parents, supporting family-friendly policies, and building connected communities, we’re all helping to give Australia’s children the best start in life.
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HOMELESSNESS WEEK LUNCHEON

YFCC once again hosted a luncheon event in early August to mark Homelessness Week. Over 50 guests attended the luncheon held at the Gateway Hotel in Devonport.

Guests included Deputy Premier Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Housing Roger Jaensch, Devonport Mayor Annette Rockliff and a wide range of local government and community service providers.
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HELP 2019- THAT'S A WRAP

On August 5th the red carpet was rolled out for the 2019 HELP film festival screening. The evening was hosted by Lee and Jess from Sea FM and saw 6 films from schools across the north of the state aired on the big screen at Reading Cinema.
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JULY SCHOOL HOLIDAYS PROGRAMS REPORT

In the July school holidays, we hosted four events for young people to attend:
  • Sports Day & create your own healthy lunch at the Devonport Recreation Centre
  • Movie & Pizza at the Burnie Junction
  • Swimming at Splash in Devonport
  • And Timewarp (a skill development day) at the Burnie Junction
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ATOD CLIENT STORY

A 17 year old was brought into the service during the 2018 Christmas/New Year period by a friend’s parent. The friend’s parent had discovered that the client was homeless and using methamphetamine, and was seeking support.

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YFCC CLIENT EVALUATION SURVEY

Every six months, YFCC conducts a phone survey of around 10% of our clients across all programs and services delivered by the organisation. The most recent survey was conducted in May of this year.
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TASS INFORMATION

The Transitional Accommodation Support Service (TASS) works with young people and young parents to make a successful move into long term, safe, and affordable housing. We believe all young people have the right to safe and sustainable accommodation.

Young people, aged 15-20 years, who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of experiencing homelessness, are able to access medium term/transitional accommodation through TASS (this includes young parents and their children).

YFCC BOARD RECRUITMENT - YOUNG PERSON

Are you a young person who is interested in your community and community services?

Are you aged between 18 and 24 years old?

Would you like to gain experience and skills that will assist you with your career?


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SECTOR & COMMUNITY NEWS

FOSTER CARERS

Are you interested in becoming a Foster Carer? Please click on the Read More button below to find out more.
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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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