In addition to our Colony 47 programs, the following organisations provide a range of support services.
Department of Communities: COVID-19 Rent Relief Scheme
The Tasmanian Government is providing rent relief through the COVID-19 Rent Relief Scheme for residential households who rent homes in the private market and who are experiencing housing stress because of the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
The scheme has been extended until 1 December 2020.
Safe Night Space
The Hobart City mission and Salvation Army have developed a Safe Night Space for men and women who are sleeping rough in the City of Hobart.
Safe Night Space runs from 8pm to 7am, 7 days a week. It is a safe and secure place for people to find shelter from the elements, rest and links to support services such as Housing Connect, Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drug doctors
The Richmond Fellowship Connect-In Centre provides a place for people affected by homelessness to go during the day. It offers a range of day services such as community integration support and skill development, a safe place to socialise and check in with friends, have meals, a cup of tea, have a shower and wash clothes.
People are welcome to drop in at any time Monday to Thursday, 9.30 am – 1.30pm.
Streets Ahead Program
The Streets Ahead Incentive Program (Streets Ahead) offered through the Department of Communities Tasmania can help you to buy a home from Housing Tasmania.
Streets Ahead is available to ALL public housing tenants. Tenants who rent a Housing Tasmania property are exempt from income and asset limits under the scheme.
Findhelp Tas is a self-funded community initiative lead by a partnership of Tasmanian community service organisations, supported by TasCOSS. It provides a wide ranging, publicly accessible managed dataset of services and activities that support the health and wellbeing of Tasmanians and our communities.
Mission Australia is a integrated nationwide service assiting people to find safe and affordable housing, support disadvantaged children and families, empower troubled young people and asssit people with mental illness and disability.
The Link Youth Health Service
The Link is a safe, professional and confidential service that provides support, practical assistance, information, advocacy and referral services in relation to health and other related issues. All services are free of charge and confidential.
Coping with stress and anxiety
There are a range of additional support services available:
Kids Helpline, phone 1800 55 1800
Lifeline, 24hr counselling, phone 13 11 14
Suicide Call Back Service, phone 1300 659 467
1800 RESPECT, Domestic Violence support, phone 1800 737 732
Beyond Blue, phone 1300 22 4636
Headspace, phone (03) 6231 2927 or 1800 650 890