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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RACT and Colony 47, a Practical Partnership

The RACT has made some important contributions to Colony 47 during our winter appeal period. Colony 47 is partnering with RACT’s Drive School to address one of the main barriers to youth employment and overcoming disadvantage in a young person’s

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Winter Appeal Launch

The Colony 47 Winter Appeal was launched in June at a very special event hosted by The Source restaurant at MONA. The Winter Appeal is an opportunity to engage with our community to support people’s needs that may not be

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Reconciliation Week

To celebrate National Reconciliation Week, Colony 47 shared a video on Facebook highlighting the important role the Tasmanian Aboriginal community is playing in helping young, newly arrived Tasmanians make a connection to the land they now call home. The theme

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NAIDOC Week in Deloraine

Colony 47’s annual NAIDOC Week event in Deloraine has grown rapidly over the last three years from a small group of 40 community members to 400 local people gathering to celebrate Tasmanian Aboriginal culture. Colony 47’s Aboriginal Community Pathways Program

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Towards 2020

As part of the Colony 47 ‘Towards 2020’ Strategy, a forum was held in May with staff and board members to provide feedback on how much of the previous plan was achieved and what can be improved upon. The forum

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Farewell Harvey Lennon

Danny Sutton and Graham Flower paid tribute to one of Colony 47’s longstanding board members, Harvey Lennon, at this year’s Winter Appeal Launch. Harvey was congratulated for his 12 years service to the Board, including his three years as Chair.

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