COVID-19 Media Release

March 2020

CATHOLICCARE TASMANIA SERVICES REMAIN OPEN

CatholicCare Tasmania will remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic, in line with government guidelines.

CatholicCare Tasmania offices in Hobart, Launceston, Devonport and Burnie will remain open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday until further notice. Reception staff will divert phone calls to other staff working from home who can answer questions and provide services over the phone.

“We remain committed to keep our services operating, as far as is practical and within our control. To achieve this, we are taking advice from Government organisations, noting this may require consideration of how we deliver certain aspects of our services,” said Andrew Hill, Chief Executive of CatholicCare Tasmania.

“Our services are for all people across the state. We want to demonstrate to our clients, our community and our employees that we have their best interests at heart.”

Mr Hill said CatholicCare Tasmania is committed to serving the people of Tasmania by offering a range of professional services and programs including emergency relief, family and domestic violence support, counselling, multicultural support and housing support.

“We have been actively supporting Tasmanians for sixty years, and will continue to do so during the COVID-19 response,” he said.

Key areas of support for families, children, individuals and couples include:

  • Counselling support for people experiencing social isolation and issues such as trauma, family violence, relationship breakdown, managing children’s behaviour.
  • Emergency Relief.
  • Specific support for people experiencing family and domestic violence through SafeChoices 1800 806 189
  • Housing, and housing support through Housing Connect 1800 800 588
  • Centacare Evolve Housing tenancy support (03)6173 0060. Centacare Evolve Housing Bridgewater Office will remain open from 9am until 4.45pm Monday to Friday.

New and existing clients are welcome to contact CatholicCare by phone on freecall 1800 819 447; or via the CatholicCare Tasmania Facebook page, and website: catholicaretas.org.au

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CATHOLICCARE TASMANIA SERVICES REMAIN OPEN

CatholicCare Tasmania will remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic, in line with government guidelines.

CatholicCare Tasmania offices in Hobart, Launceston, Devonport and Burnie will remain open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday until further notice. Reception staff will divert phone calls to other staff working from home who can answer questions and provide services over the phone.

“We remain committed to keep our services operating, as far as is practical and within our control. To achieve this, we are taking advice from Government organisations, noting this may require consideration of how we deliver certain aspects of our services,” said Andrew Hill, Chief Executive of CatholicCare Tasmania.

“Our services are for all people across the state. We want to demonstrate to our clients, our community and our employees that we have their best interests at heart.”

Mr Hill said CatholicCare Tasmania is committed to serving the people of Tasmania by offering a range of professional services and programs including emergency relief, family and domestic violence support, counselling, multicultural support and housing support.

“We have been actively supporting Tasmanians for sixty years, and will continue to do so during the COVID-19 response,” he said.

Key areas of support for families, children, individuals and couples include:

  • Counselling support for people experiencing social isolation and issues such as trauma, family violence, relationship breakdown, managing children’s behaviour.
  • Emergency Relief.
  • Specific support for people experiencing family and domestic violence through SafeChoices 1800 806 189
  • Housing, and housing support through Housing Connect 1800 800 588
  • Centacare Evolve Housing tenancy support (03)6173 0060. Centacare Evolve Housing Bridgewater Office will remain open from 9am until 4.45pm Monday to Friday.

New and existing clients are welcome to contact CatholicCare by phone on freecall 1800 819 447; or via the CatholicCare Tasmania Facebook page, and website: catholicaretas.org.au