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Arvo's at the junction
Helping Young Families (HYF)
Child Protection Week
Inspiring Youth Awards 2020

August 2020


Working it Out
Advocacy Tasmania
Seven Up


Here we are in the last month of winter. So many exciting things have been happening here at YFCC we’ve hardly had a chance to feel the cold.

Late June we received very positive news that Community Voices will be continued until March 2021. This project, delivered in partnership with WISE Employment and Creativity Australia, brings together young and mature aged job seekers, migrants, refugees, young parents and carers for a weekly community choir session (now run on-line). Participants are also provided with individualised support services through project workers who help them identify their goals and develop case plans to achieve them. The project also recruits mentors who also support participants to become more work ready.

During early August we commenced the take-home naloxone pilot project. We are fortunate to be one of the sites in Tasmania undergoing the trial through the Needle Syringe Program, with the support and guidance of Population Health Services. This important project aims to distribute naloxone to those at risk of opioid overdose. The data collected across the State will feed into a national approach to deliver naloxone to people at risk of experiencing or witnessing an opioid-related overdose.

We are very excited to have Tess from Working It Out, one of our partner organisations, join our team on site at 29 Wilson Street, Burnie, 2 days per week. Working together we will be able to provide improved supports and education for people negotiating their gender, sexuality and/or intersex status.

We are thrilled to have Sue Hayman, Registered Psychologist, also join our team on site at 129 Wilson Street from September. Sue has worked for over 20 years in private counselling practice in NSW and Tasmania. Sue will be providing Medicare rebated, bulk billed counselling appointments for clients, helping to reduce barriers to accessing vital mental health support for those who are in need.

Finally, we are very grateful to the Dussledorp forum for their generous donation to support the junction hub in Burnie. This donation will support employment costs for the junction, ensuring our youth engagement programs can continue.

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

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Ros Atkinson


I have been working with YFCC as a Family Support Worker for the last month, based in Devonport.

I like being able to travel across the North West of Tasmania and working with a range of families with different support needs.

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I have been working with YFCC for the last month, based in Devonport and Burnie.

I really enjoying working together with people within my role as a Community Voices Project Worker.


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.


Arvo’s is weekly free and fun activities for young people, available to anyone between the ages of 12-20 years old. We have a full calendar of activities, games and events that run every Tuesday in Devonport and every Wednesday in Burnie, both at 3pm until 4.45pm, during term time.

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Helping Young Families is a service offered in Burnie that provides support to families with children from 0 to 12 years of age.

Recently YFCC were funded by Catholic Care through Communities for Children to also provide the delivery of parenting programs as part of this service.
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Every year, starting the first Sunday in September is National Child Protection Week.

In 1990 the first National Child Protection campaign was launched, with the aim of bringing abuse and neglect to the forefront of people everywhere and the issue to become part of the national agenda. Since this date, the need to put children first and ensure their safety has been recognised as extremely important and the safety of children has become everybody’s business.
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We are excited to be in the middle of the nomination period for our Inspiring Youth Awards. The awards aim to recognise and congratulate some of the many young North West Tasmanians who make positive contributions to their friends, families or the broader community.
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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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Working it Out

Supporting Sports Clubs to create safe environments for LGBTIQ+ FOLKS

Almost any LGBTIQ+ person who has played sport, whether it be at school, for a local club, or at an elite level, will have at best questioned about whether it would be an ok place for them to come out, and at worst been exposed to hateful and hurtful language and abuse, if not physical abuse.
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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

Is a social hub for young people in grades 7-12. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday's from 3-5pm.
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