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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

Change Matters in RACT/Colony 47 Partnership

Colony 47 is an independent, Tasmanian community service organisation providing service and support to people disadvantaged individuals and families. Dedicated to the Tasmanian community for over 40 years, we understand that better outcomes are achieved by working together with local

Posted in Fundraising, News & Media

Never too young to make a difference?

Extreme weather conditions and snow did not stand in the way of The Hutchins School’s grade six student James Hodgman’s mission to raise money for Colony 47’s 2015 Hats for Homelessness campaign. With disruptions and school closures threatening the Hats

Posted in Fundraising, News & Media

Ground breaking partnership hits huge Milestone.

Tasmania’s leading politicians and Colony 47 supporters turned out to a special lunch that celebrated the success of Ristorante Da Angelo raising over $20,000 through Colony 47’s Two Dollars for Change initiative. Minister Petrusma spoke on behalf of the Government,

Posted in Fundraising, News & Media

Colony 47 Recognised for Volunteer Management

Colony 47 has received another prestigious award from the Hobart City Council at the annual City of Hobart Volunteer Recognition Awards night held Wednesday 20 May. Colony 47 is very proud to have received the award for Best Practice in

Posted in News & Media, Volunteer

From the CEO Desk – Getting Youth into Work

The youth unemployment rate in Tasmania increased marginally over last year to currently stand at 17.4% in January 2015, well above the national average of 14.2%. This means approximately 7,700 young people in Tasmania are seeking meaningful work engagement.  Many

Posted in Employment, News & Media, Uncategorized

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

Two Dollars for Change Thanks Ristorante Da Angelos

Colony 47 is holding a special Friday luncheon to celebrate the incredible milestone achieved by the owners and staff of Ristorante Da Angelo, one of the founding Two Dollars for Change restaurants, whose total funds raised is about to reach

Posted in Fundraising, 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

Colony 47 Supporting Young Achievers

                        Colony 47 is very proud to congratulate Kartanya Maynard, 20 of Glenorchy who has won the prestigious Colony 47 Aboriginal Achievement Award in the 2015 Southern Cross Young

Posted in Employment, News & Media, Uncategorized