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INSIDE THIS ISSUE

CEO Message
New Worker - Donna Mlejnek
New Worker - Sharon Radford
Stakeholder Evaluation Summary
Youth Week
Community Voices
Families Week - Devonport
Families Week - Burnie
CASS Service Information
TASS Client Story

eNewsletter
April 2021

SECTOR & COMMUNITY NEWS

Advocacy Tasmania
Family Planning Tasmania


CEO MESSAGE

After a very busy first quarter, I hope each of you had a relaxing Easter break.

Our team worked hard during April to ensure there were a range of engaging and exciting school holiday events for young people to take part in, in addition to planning several Youth Week events which will be held during the last week of April.

The Community Voices Project, delivered in Devonport, Tasmania and Logan, Queensland since 2019 came to an end in March 2021. Part of the Commonwealth Government’s Try, Test and Learn program, the project was a collaboration between WISE Employment, Creativity Australia, St Vincent De Paul and YFCC. Community Voices was outstandingly successful. 83.3% of clients moved into employment, education or skills training; 78% increased their skills and knowledge, and improved behaviours which held them back from employment; and 98.6% of clients were satisfied with the project. The project was highly effective in promoting social inclusion, providing holistic, person-directed case management and recovery-oriented psychosocial support, and adapting to COVID 19 restrictions.

With Community Voices ending, we were excited with the Liberal Government’s announcement on the 30th March, that the Fit for Work project, which provides young job seekers with individualised support and case management to successfully engage in long-term employment, education and training Employment services will continue to receive funding for a further year, should a majority Liberal Government be elected

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 WORKER - DONNA MLEJNEK

Name: Donna Mlejnek
YFCC Service Area: Integrated Family Support Services (IFSS)
What do you like about your role? The team have been great. I like the outreach component of the role.
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NEW WORKER - SHARON RADFORD

Name: Sharon Radford
YFCC Service Area: Helping Young Families (HYF)
What do you like about your role? I am passionate about helping families that have challenging needs.
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STAKEHOLDER EVALUATION SUMMARY

During February/March 2021 YFCC invited Stakeholders with whom YFCC has varying working relationships, to participate in its annual Stakeholder Survey conducted via Survey Monkey.
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YOUTH WEEK TASMANIA - RECLAIM 2021

Youth Week Tasmania will see the return of a favourite Youth Week event with RANT arts bringing back Reclaim the Lane. Things will be a little different than previous years due to social distancing and contact tracing requirements.
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COMMUNITY VOICES PROJECT

The Community Voices Project has been a partnership between YFCC, WISE Employment and Creativity Australia. After what has been a wonderful 2 years providing support for our local youth, the project finished up on the 31st of March.
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FAMILIES WEEK - DEVONPORT

For Families week 2021 the Family Support Team in Devonport have teamed up with Devonport City Council to host an event ‘Family Night’.
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FAMILIES WEEK - BURNIE

Communities for Children’s Helping Young Families workers will be hosting an event at the Burnie Cinema for Families week on Friday 21st May at 12pm.

We will be viewing the brand new Peter Rabbit 2 movie.
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CRISIS ACCOMMODATION SUPPORT SERVICES (CASS)

We provide crisis accommodation for young people who need a place to stay. Our accommodation services are located in both Burnie and Devonport.
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TRANSITIONAL ACCOMMODATION SUPPORT SERVICES (TASS) CLIENT STORY

A client was referred to TASS in late 2018. They were a full time High School student who requested support to obtain independent accommodation predominately to be able to work more hours and apply for apprenticeships. They had no other family in Tasmania.
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SECTOR & COMMUNITY NEWS

Advocacy Tasmania

We’re here to help you have your say. We listen, we support, and we help to empower you to get what you need to live the life that you want and deserve.

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Family Planning Tasmania

We need your Help!
Family Planning Tasmania Stakeholder Feedback Survey 2021
Over the past two years, Family Planning Tasmania has endeavored to raise the awareness of the services and programs we deliver.
We have focused on engagement and education of health service providers as well as the promotion of key services such as pregnancy support, clinical services and the My Choice App.
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