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New Team Member - CASS and ERP
Covid-19 Update
TASS Service Information
July School Holiday Program
Client Experiences - IFSS
Families Week
Inspiring Youth Awards 2020

June 2020


Menzies Institute
Working it Out
Advocacy Tasmania
Seven Up


This past month we have focused on a phased and safe return to our various work sites and to full face to face service delivery with safety plans, physical distancing and hygiene measures in place. We continue to be thankful to all staff and clients for their adaptability during these times.

Together with the Drug Education Network, The Salvation Army and Holyoake we have commenced the organisational readiness and planning phase of the Peer Workforce Project. We are now preparing for the peer trainee recruitment process to begin in July.

Due to a successful EOI funding grant application to Communities for Children - Burnie, we are very excited to announce we will be continuing to deliver Helping Young Families in Burnie as a community partner, working with CatholicCare Tasmania, as the Facilitating Partner and Funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services. The program aims to improve the health and well being of families and the development of young children, from before birth to age 12 years.

Finally, we have great pleasure in announcing we will be commencing a new project, Survival Strategies in the Kitchen. The project will build the skills and knowledge of young people to plan and prepare healthy and affordable meals for themselves and their families. This will be achieved through delivery of a series of six workshops, repeated across six locations for a period of two years. Workshops will be held in both Devonport and Burnie. The project has been made possible through funding from the Tasmanian Community Fund under Grant Round 40, and the support of project partners Devonport City Council, Burnie City Council and the Child and Family Centres in East Devonport and Burnie. The Tasmanian Community Fund is an independent Fund that supports and strengthens Tasmanian communities by distributing funds to those communities.

We hope you enjoy reading this newsletter. Stay well and safe.

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

Ros Atkinson


I have started with YFCC as a Crisis Accommodation Youth Worker and Emergency Relief Project Worker.

I really enjoy being part of the Community Sector and helping people, be it as a Youth Worker or in the Emergency Relief Program.



As restrictions around Tasmania begin to ease and life returns to normal, the team at YFCC have been working hard to ensure we can resume many of our services in a safe and socially distanced way. Maintaining the health and safety of our clients, participants and staff is the ultimate priority. While we look forward to the resumption of face to face services including counselling, youth activities, having our Junctions open and available to the public, there will be some changes.


The Transitional Accommodation Support Service (TASS) works with young people and young parents to maintain their existing accommodation and/or 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 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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Please click on the 'Read More' button below to read two Client stories about real life issues/struggles families endured during the Corona Virus pandemic.
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Families Week 2020 occurred between the 15th and the 21st of May. Like previous years, for Families Week YFCC partnered with the East Devonport Child and Family Centre and the Burnie Child and Family Centre to once again, celebrate ‘all things family’.
Due to the COVID-19 restrictions the usual Families Week event was unable to occur, which meant that creativity was required.


Celebrating young people's contributions on Tasmania's NW Coast

In 2020 YFCC are launching a new event that will celebrate the contributions of young people to our community. The Inspiring Youth Awards aim to highlight the positive, everyday actions that so many of our young people undertake, but often don’t get recognition for or even noticed. With the impacts of COVID-19 this event was put on hold while everyone focused on staying safe and the many changes in our lives.
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Menzies Institute

Tobacco 21 Project; Young Tasmanian's Views about Smoking and Smoking Programs

Calling all 15-25 year old Tasmanian's to share your views about Smoking and Smoking Programs.

Please click on the "Read More' button to find out how.

Working it Out

Support for LGBTIQ+ Tasmanians

Working It Out (WIO), Tasmania’s gender, sexuality and intersex status support and education service, is providing a special Tasmanian COVID-19 initiative Working It Out Together .

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Advocacy Tasmania

Need help to have your say? Your concerns are important,! We want to listen and Help!

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SevenUP Youth Centre Wynyard

A social hub for young people in grades 7-12. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday's from 3-5pm.
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SevenUP July School Holiday Program

To find out what's available, including a Free First Aid Certificate please click on the Read More button below.
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