Standing with Our Community Against Family and Domestic Violence.

Hobart came together on November 27, in a show of community strength to share the message that domestic violence is never ok. The White Ribbon march drew together over 1000 people to walk against family violence, from St David’s Park

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We Need Volunteer Chefs and Cooks!

Every year, hundreds of Tasmanian volunteers help Colony 47 prepare for our annual Community Christmas Day Lunch. On the day, we cater for around 400 Tasmanians, so you can imagine the coordination needed to feed that many people. Retired Chef,

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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 City of Hobart, Department of Premier and Cabinet, 7HO, WIN

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Colony 47’s Transition 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: 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,

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Youth Forum at Parliament House

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

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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 to share stories of strength. The Coordinator of

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Pizza for Poverty

Throughout Anti-Poverty Week, 15 – 21 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 business that consistently gives back to its community is

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