Colville Place provides 24/7 supported crisis accommodation for up to nine young people, aged 12 – 15, who are experiencing homelessness and do not have a safe place to stay.
The young people who access Colville have often experienced a family or relationship breakdown and may have been living in unsafe situations. Colville Place offers a safe, comfortable, fun, and supportive space to stay, whilst the residents find their feet.
The house staff work alongside the young people, their families and other community supports, to identify goals, skills and capabilities, make connections within the community. The goals are to maintain education, and build confidence and self-belief, to ideally support with family reunification.
The team has developed positive and collaborative relationships with the Mara House team. Mara is another of Colony 47’s transition housing teams. This has supported better communication, culture and teamwork across the housing division.
The team obtained community grants to develop an Education Space and sensory room. The sensory room supports residents with emotional regulation.
In 2021-2022, Colville Place has been generously supported by the Jack Jumpers basketball team, Kingborough Helping Hands, Rotary, Country Women’s Association, The Salvation Army, Bunnings and Drysdale Tasmania.
Colville Place has been running within Colony 47 for four years and is funded by the Tasmanian Government via Homes Tasmania.
”Thank you for helping me.- House Resident
”I always feel safe at Colville.- House Resident
”The nachos are good! (LOL).- House Resident
Outcomes for young residents from the house last year. During the 2022 – 2023 financial year, we:
Supported 77 young people.
Developed relationships with The Link and implemented cooking classes.
2 residents were engaged in part time employment and 71 were enrolled in some form of education, however only 31 were regularly attending.