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Youth Connections, opening doors to opportunity.

Tanika was 17, experiencing challenges, and not attending school. She was referred to Colony 47’s Youth Connections program, through Centrelink. Now Tanika is enrolled in a Certificate III in Aged Care. She is happy. She is achieving. She is ready

Posted in Community Matters Issue #2

Colony 47 Wins HCC Volunteer Award

Colony 47 was awarded a Hobart City Council, Volunteer Recognition Award at the annual event held Wednesday 14 May. The Colony 47 Community Christmas Lunch received a Highly Commended Award for the best practice in volunteer management for a community

Posted in Community Matters Issue #2

Start Fresh Services, no job is too big.

Start Fresh Services has proven again that we are not afraid of hard work. Recently Start Fresh Services has undertaken some large projects which in turn has helped maintain stable employment opportunities for our eighteen staff. During June 2014 Start

Posted in Community Matters Issue #2

Colony 47 and TasTAFE : Working together to build community capacity.

Colony 47’s Home Interactive Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY) are very pleased to advise that TasTAFE have entered into a partnership with Colony 47 to provide six HIPPY tutors the opportunity to grow and develop new skills. Colony 47’s

Posted in Community Matters Issue #2

AAC to Administer Trade Support Loans

Colony 47‘s JobNet Apprenticeships Centre (AAC) will begin to administer the Federal Government’s Trade Support Loans from July 1 2014. Australian Apprentices in skills shortage areas will be supported by the Trade Support Loans which will enable apprentices to borrow

Posted in Community Matters Issue #2

Tapping Inner Strengths

Reconnect have resumed facilitation of Colony 47’s Tapping Inner Strengths Program. Tapping Inner Strengths is a FREE six week program for parents and carers raising teenagers who are at risk of leaving home early or who may have already left

Posted in Community Matters Issue #2

HOUSING CONNECT, On the move and bringing people together.

Colony 47’s Housing Connect is the Front Door for people seeking access to Tasmania’s new housing and homelessness services. As of 23 June, the Housing Connect Hobart office has relocated programs to level 3, 181 Collins Street to provide greater

Posted in Community Matters Issue #2


Welcome to this addition of the Colony 47 Newsletter Community Matters Last month we farewelled Mimosa which has been home to Colony 47 Housing & Homelessness Services for over 10 years. This building has been very important to Colony 47 and

Posted in Community Matters Issue #2

Colony 47 Winter Appeal

The launch of Colony 47’s Winter Appeal saw people from all corners of our community DONATING THEIR FACE to charity at Salamanca Markets on Saturday 21 June. CEO Therese Taylor said that at the heart of Colony 47’s work is

Posted in Community Matters Issue #2

Colony 47 @ C’MONA

There is an amazing opportunity for people to engage with a new exhibition at MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) called C’MONA – Community Centre. C’MONA is a part of MONA’s ongoing engagement with the Tasmanian Community; they have

Posted in Community Matters Issue #2, Uncategorized