AGM and Launch of the Towards 2020 Vision and Strategy

Colony 47’s 2017 Annual General Meeting and launch of the Towards 2020 Strategy demonstrated a clear new vision that puts clients firmly at the centre of the organisation’s practice. Colony 47 founder, Jim Colville was joined by staff, board members,

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Colony 47 Christmas Appeal 2017

The Colony 47 Community Christmas Lunch brings together 350 guests and 150 volunteers to share the spirit of giving and community on Christmas Day. In addition to support from the Hobart City Council, Department of Premier and Cabinet, 7HO, WIN

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Colony 47 Transitions to Advantaged Thinking

Colony 47 attended the Transition to Work (TTW) Community of Practice Forum in Cairns which brought together providers from across the country to discuss best practice approaches to finding work and educational placements for young people. The Community of Practice

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Mara House is 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

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Consumer Driven Housing Forum

The Tasmanian State Facilitating Group for Anti-Poverty Week, co-chaired by Colony 47 and Uniting Care, planned a number of activities focussed on the impact of poverty on young people in our community. One such event was the Housing Forum, which

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Youth Forum at Parliament House

Throughout Anti-Poverty Week 15th – 21st October, Colony 47 held many events to both raise awareness around the issues that affect young people trapped in poverty and to collectively look at solutions. A Youth Forum was held on Monday the 16th

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Mental Health Week 2017

Every year, Colony 47’s Eureka Clubhouse kicks off Mental Health week with their Big Breakfast that brings together over 100 people from all walks of life to fight mental health stigma and share stories of strength. Manager of Eureka Clubhouse

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Pizza for Poverty

Throughout Anti-Poverty Week 15th – 21st October, Colony 47 held many events raising awareness about the importance of investing in and supporting young people in Tasmania to be our future leaders. One organisation that consistently gives back to their community is

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Backswing Program Hits the Mark

‘Commuknitty’ is a program developed and delivered by a group of young people from Hobart, who have been participating in Colony 47’s Backswing program. Backswing Coordinator, Donovan John Szypura said Backswing gives young people from Hobart, the Huon Valley, Glenorchy

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Hats for Homelessness 2017

On a school trip to Sydney, the St Aloysius school children 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 how they can

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