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Mara House: Building Community Connections

In Tasmania 25% of people who experience homelessness are youth, but there is more to supporting young people experiencing homelessness than providing a roof over their head. Colony 47’s Mara House Program is a vital service providing supported accommodation for

Posted in Housing and Homlessness

Hats for Homelessness 2017

On a school trip to Sydney, school children from St Aloysius College in Kingston became acutely aware of homelessness in Australia. When they returned from the trip, the teachers and students started investigating what homelessness looks like in Tasmania and

Posted in Housing and Homlessness, News & Media

Continuation of Service Over the Christmas Period

Every year housing services around Australia operate with skeleton staff in largely vacated buildings as other services close between Christmas and New Year. Housing Connect services don’t close. The festive season can be a difficult time for many and last

Posted in Housing and Homlessness

Mara House – the power of art to inspire

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) and artist Patrick Hall have partnered with Colony 47 to deliver a unique and inspiring 5 week art program for the young women currently residing at Mara House. Artist Patrick Hall will personally meet

Posted in Employment, Housing and Homlessness, News & Media

Youth Homelessness Matters Day 2015

Colony 47 got out and about to spread the message that youth homelessness matters as part of the ever growing, annual Youth Homelessness Matters Day 2015. The first and most common way young people experience homelessness is couch surfing. Tasmanian

Posted in Employment, Fundraising, Housing and Homlessness, News & Media, Reconnect, Volunteer

2014 Colony 47 Christmas Lunch wrap up!

                        The 2014 Colony 47 Christmas Lunch was supported by more businesses, individuals, families and community than ever before. Businesses such as Hydro Tasmania, Goodstart Early Learning Centres, Pharmacy Guild

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Reconnect – Strengthening Parent/ Teen Relationships

Supporting teenagers as they transition from childhood to adolescence and toward adulthood is often the most challenging time for parents and carers and it can often result in family breakdown and homelessness. Tapping Inner Strengths is a FREE six week

Posted in Housing and Homlessness, News & Media, Reconnect

Hats for Homelessness

  Colony 47 is inviting every school in Tasmania to participate in our inaugural HATS FOR HOMELESSNESS initiative on 26 August. Colony 47’s Hats for Homelessness is  school based  fundraising initiative, designed to encourage young children to think about homelessness in Tasmania,

Posted in Fundraising, Housing and Homlessness, Uncategorized

Housing Connect

26th March 2014 Demand across the front door of the new housing and homelessness model, Housing Connect has exceeded the forecasted KPMG figures by 30% since launching in October 2013. People seeking social housing and private rental assistance have reached

Posted in Housing and Homlessness, News & Media