The Burnie and Devonport Junction Hubs operate as a one stop intake service for young people. Anyone aged 12–24 years seeking assistance or information is encouraged to come in and talk to our staff. We also offer fun and engaging activities for teenagers throughout the year.
64 Stewart Street
(03) 6424 7353
129 Wilson Street
(03) 6431 9552
HELP Film Festival 2018
The Theme for the 2018 HELP Film Festival is “Stereotypes” in relation to Youth homelessness and/or alcohol and other drug usage with a focus on positive solutions.
We are asking young people to explore the stereotypes surrounding people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness i.e. couch surfing etc and people that are affected by alcohol and other drug use – themselves, family members or friends.
Prospective film makers will be asked to produce a short film (a minimum of 2 minute and maximum of 5 minute durations), with a maximum of 10 young people per submitted entry, though each school or community group can submit more than one entry. Films can be produced using phones, tablets, iPad’s or cameras.
Films are judged by a committee and shown on the big screen at Cmax Cinema in Devonport where schools, students, young people, families and community members are invited to come and view the films and celebrate young people’s achievements. There are great prizes to be won for Schools/Colleges/Community Groups and participating young people and this is a valuable way to enhance young people’s project based learning skills in:
- Team work
- Digital media
- Community participation
- Increased knowledge of impacts of stereotypes in the age cohort
Prizes will be awarded as follows:
- 1st prize – $1000.00 cheque
- Runner-up – $500.00 cheque
- People’s choice – $1000.00 cheque
Participants from winning films will also receive a prize pack for their participation.
Registration forms are to be submitted by Wednesday 30th May 2018
Completed films are to be submitted by Friday 29th June 2018
The selected films will be screened during National Homelessness Week, on the evening of Monday 6th August at C-Max Cinemas in Devonport.
For more information and/or if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us on 6424 7375 or email email@example.com.
Watch the 2018 Finalists Below
Arvos at the Junctions
YFCC hosts weekly afternoon activities at the Junctions for young people (12 – 18 years old) to participate in organised activities during the school terms. This provides young people an opportunity to engage with their local services and have a place where they feel safe and supported.
The Junctions opens their doors on Tuesday afternoons from 3pm – 5pm (Devonport) and Wednesday from 3pm – 5pm (Burnie) and develops full term programs with input from participants.
Other service providers are encouraged to participate and information is sent out to all schools, community groups on a term by term basis. Alternatively, you can check out our Facebook page for more information regarding the current terms activities.
School Holiday Programs
YFCC coordinates a series of school holiday programs for young people in Northwest Tasmania. The aim of these is to provide young people with stimulating, no cost activities that cater to their needs. Activities are often done collaboratively with other businesses, organisations and community members and involve day trips, art workshops, movies days and much more.
The aim of this program is to offer young Northwest Tasmanians relevant and accessible activities that foster a sense of community engagement.
Bookings are essential for each activity. Check our Facebook page for upcoming activities.