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October 2021

Lighting up Hobart

October 11 - October 13

Hobart will light up for Anti-Poverty Week in a big way. The Rose Garden Bridge, Elizabeth Mall, Railway Roundabout Fountain, Franklin Square Fountain and Cardinal Lights will all be lit up in blue to recognise Anti Poverty Week 2021. City of Hobart will also be taking part in a social media campaign to highlight APW activities and regional response.

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Lighting up Launceston

October 17 - October 26

Launceston Seaport, the Launceston Mall and Civic Square will all be lit up from 17-23 October. Launceston Town Hall will be lit up in blue, white and green from 22-26 October. City of Launceston will also be taking part in a social media campaign to highlight APW activities and regional response.

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Lighting up Devonport

October 18 - October 24
paranaple convention centre, 137 Rooke Street
Devonport, Tasmania 7310 Australia
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Devonport City Council will light up the paranaple convention centre in green, white and blue for Anti-Poverty Week and will advertise via the Community Services Newsletter.

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“On the Right Track”

October 18 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Salvation Army Glenorchy, 1/370 Main Rd (entrance off Terry Street)
Glenorchy, Tas 7010 Australia
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Brief Interactive Financial Literacy Session in relation to priorities. Followed by Energy Saving Tips from Aurora. Community members are invited to bring their Aurora energy bill into Glenorchy Salvos. This will provide an opportunity to meet with Aurora team members to work through their energy bill, and identify energy saving techniques, as well as discussing available payment options and plans to meet their energy need. Community members are also invited to join us for a community lunch. This event will…

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Dental Health for Life

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hobart Doorways, 180 Elizabeth street
Hobart, Tasmania 7000 Australia
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Free

A focus on how we can work together to increase better oral health amongst our communities.

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Burnie Salvos Community Expo & Community Lunch

October 19 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
99 Wilson Street, Burnie, 99 Wilson Street
BURNIE, TASMANIA 7320 Australia
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Missions Expressions participating to shine a spotlight on reducing poverty; Doorways, Doorways to Parenting, Thrift Store etc will be having individual stalls promoting their programs, support that is offered and an opportunity for community to meet the staff. Doorways will be covering the cost for community members wishing to enjoy the community lunch. Local law firms will be present throughout the day to assist community members with developing wills (there is a cost associated).

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Good to know Expo

October 19 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Hobart Library, Mathers Lane
Hobart, Tasmania 7000 Australia
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Free

A mini expo of local providers sharing practical tips on how to do more with less. Stall holders include Metro Tas, Priceline, The Smith Family, Libraries Tas and many more.

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Derwent Valley Family and Youth Network

October 20 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Free

This Anti-Poverty Week join The Salvation Army, supported and guided by the Derwent Valley’s ‘Our Strategic Plan’, would like to invite you attend the inaugural Derwent Valley Family and Youth Network. This will be an action focussed, monthly meeting, connecting services who deliver in the Derwent Valley region together, to create, coordinate and collaborate for our Derwent Valley community. Community members and interested businesses are welcome to attend so we get as many people around the table as possible (and…

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Reading, writing and digital support

October 21 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Huonville/Kingborough Salvation Army Doorways Centres, Wilmot Rd and 3 Opal Drive
Huonville and Blackmans Bay, Tasmania Australia
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Free

As part of the usual Thursday drop-in at The Salvation Army Doorways centres, the STeP123 Literacy Coordinator will be available to help individuals with filling in a form, using their phone, tablet, or other device, or general advice about how to improve reading and writing skills, and where support is available. In addition, families and children will be encouraged to come to a cosy corner to read with their children, with support from STeP123.

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Drop In Lunch

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Kingborough Salvation Army Church, 3 Opal Drive
Blackmans Bay, TAS 7052 Australia
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Introduce the Doorways program and what we can provide. Discuss the benefit of seeking help before situations become critical. Information packs on how we can assist people in the community to manage the financial struggles they may be facing in life.

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