Other Support Services

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

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.

Overcomers

Overcomers is a group of people from all walks of life who meet in City Mission’s Chapel on Mondays to encourage and inspire each other to lose weight, gain confidence and make new friends. The support provided helps individuals develop new skills such as nutrition planning, understanding what you eat, keeping a diary, portion control and understanding the impact of stress on the body.

On arrival, they weigh in, chat about issues and encourage one another, give awards for weight loss and have short motivational talks.

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.

Our last meeting for 2018 is on the 17th Of December and our first meeting for 2019 is on the 4th of February.

Club Monday

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

If you don't have transport and need to visit a friend or family member in Risdon Prison Complex and Mary Hutchinson Women’s Prison, we offer a free bus service on the second Saturday of each month from January - November.

In December we provide this service on two Saturdays to include a Christmas visit.

Family Services can be contacted for specific dates.

To arrange a seat on the Mission bus phone Family Services on 6335 3000 as soon as you plan to visit.

Visiting Times

Ron Barwick Minimum Security Prison - 1.00 pm

Risdon Prison Complex - 1.00 & 2:15 p.m.

Mary Hutchinson Women’s Prison - 2.00 p.m.

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.

Latest News

  • Stories of the Mission

    Stories of the Mission

    14 June 2019

    This winter we are running our Winter Appeal to help those in need. People like Greg, Judy and Charlie. Each of these people have ...

    Read More
  • Introducing Sophie

    Introducing Sophie

    8 March 2019

    Sophie comes to the City Mission team from Yorkshire in the UK, with extensive experience in dealing with adult offenders, within ...

    Read More
  • Hope for the Future

    Hope for the Future

    8 March 2019

    Each year City Mission hosts its annual Future Hope Youth Appeal, creating awareness of the difficulties experienced by youth in o...

    Read More
Donate Today Call