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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Backswing Program Hits the Mark

  ‘Commuknitty’ is a program developed and delivered by a group of young people from Hobartwho 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, 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

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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

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Housing Connect Homelessness Week Event

The Housing Connect National Homelessness Week Installation was opened by Acting Lord Mayor, Alderman Ron Christie at a special event in Mathers Place on Tuesday 8 August. Acting Lord Mayor, Alderman Ron Christie said the installation and event was part

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Launch of the Colony 47 Housing and Homelessness Services Team

Colony 47 has officially launched the new Housing and Homelessness Services Team during a program event held at the Botanical Gardens. The Housing and Homelessness Services Team incorporates all aspects of housing and homelessness services offered by Colony 47 and

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It’s Never OK.

If you are already following the Colony 47 Facebook page you would have noticed that our effort to raise awareness around the issue of family violence in our community went viral last month with close to 100 000 views across

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