Support Programs

Choir of High Hopes

Who we are

The Choir of High Hopes was founded in 2007 by a passionate and caring team after hearing of and being inspired by the ‘Choir of Hard Knocks’. The choir exists to provide those with an interest in music and singing an outlet to explore, develop and awaken their gifts through music and song.

What we do

By developing singing skills and facilitating opportunity for social connections the choir aims to empower confidence, self-worth, self-esteem and encourage peer support; consequently enhancing social integration and inclusion.

The choir rehearse every Wednesday and enjoy lunch together afterwards. Throughout the year the choir performs at many concerts and community events.

Our last rehearsal for 2018 is on the 12th Of December and our first rehearsal for 2019 is on the 6th of January.

Choir of High Hopes

Community Clubs

Overcomers

Overcomers meet each Monday evening and provide support for people who are trying or who would like to lose weight. Following a weigh in at the beginning of each meeting, members meet to discuss motivation strategies, incentives and to monitor weight loss progress.

Throughout the year Overcomers meet to celebrate achievements and host an annual award presentation each December.

When: Each Monday (excluding public holidays)

Where: 48 Frederick St, Launceston

Time: 6.00pm

Cost: $5 joining fee, on-going cost of $2 per meeting

Club Monday

Club Monday is comprised of a diverse group of ladies that meet each Monday morning to connect, enjoy each other’s company and provide encouragement to one another. They are a group that accept one another just as they are. Caring for those who often struggle with isolation, loneliness, confidence and various health issues.

These ladies are keen on sharing and learning new things. Activities include craft, meals, outings, hearing speakers on various topics, helping one another learn new skills and supporting each other through life’s tougher times.

Women's Auxiliary

The Women’s Auxiliary is a group of dedicated ladies who organise functions which fundraise for small projects around City Mission. Some functions include a stall at local markets selling plants, cards and refreshments, soup and sandwiches as well as providing card making lessons.

For more details please contact 63 353000

Moving with the Mission

Moving with the Mission is a low cost home contents removal service for eligible* customers.

The service runs across North and North West Tasmania providing support for those that otherwise may not be able to afford a removal service.

To find out more or request a quote for this service, please phone: (03) 6343 2115.

*Eligible customers can include low-income earners, victims of domestic violence needing to be relocated quickly or the elderly who are moving into an aged care facility or retirement village and lack social support. Please phone the number listed above to find out if you are eligible and request a quote.

Moving with the Mission

Prison Bus

Prison Bus Run

The Prison Bus travels to Risdon Prison Complex, Ron Barwick Minimum Security Prison and Hutchinson’s Women’s Prison every second Saturday of the month and is free of charge.

To be eligible to visit, you must be registered by the prisoner as a visitor and approved by Corrective Services. All visitors must provide approved government photo ID (Drivers Licence, passport etc) Children under 18 can visit parents as long as ID has been provided.

Before booking a seat on the bus, you must contact the prison and book a time to visit between 1pm and 2:30pm. You should also check with prison staff before taking any items with you as there are rules in place. Dress standards also apply.

Once your visitation time has been confirmed by the prison you can book your seat on the bus through City Mission’s Family Services. Your seat will need to be booked before 4pm on the Thursday prior to your visit. Please note, the bus now only has a capacity of 16 people due to Covid restrictions. It’s also a good idea to contact the Prison again a few days prior to your planned visit to confirm.

The Prison Bus departs at 9am from City Mission’s Chapel, 48 Frederick St Launceston and arrives at Risdon Prison at approximately 12.30pm. The service returns to Launceston around 6pm.

What to bring:

Bring your photo ID

Lunch or money to buy lunch at the designated rest stop

Own car seats/capsules for babies/infants

Contact Numbers

Risdon Prison Complex 6165 7400

Family Services 63 35 3000

You can find full details on visitation and requirements at www.justice.tas.gov.au/prisons...

Service Story

Choir of High Hopes

Thanks to the generosity of Calvary with a donation of $1,000, a trip to the North West Coast was made possible, where choir members had the privilege of performing over the ‘Choc Fest’ weekend. The donation covered, accommodation and travel expenses.

To continue the generosity show by Calvary the choir raised money at each event to give back to the community.

Latrobe Concert: $250 was donated to Latrobe Lions Club to support the Flood Relief effort.

Ulverstone Concert: $243 was donated to City Mission’s Winter Appeal.

“This event is the highlight of our year. We look forward to this as the audience are so encouraging which makes everyone happy and we all go home with a light heart. The choir members being able to spend the night in accommodation added to the joy. Thank you for helping us to be so blessed”

I joined Club Monday in 1996. I was asked to join and what a difference it has made to my life. I was a very quiet lonely lady and didn’t have any friends. Now I have learnt to speak with people and made many friends. I hope it will always continue as there is so much you can do and learn from each other.

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