A new Tasmania-focused community services database is now open to the public with listings for more than 600 programs and services available to be found by Tasmanians in need of all kinds of help.
These programs and services include food assistance programs such as the FoodREDi Education Program, community support such as the Community Exchange Network of Tasmania and diversity support programs run by A Fairer World.A Fairer World coordinator Helen Hortle said the new database will be a new opportunity for schools and workplaces to get involved with the organisation.
“We work with schools and workplaces and at times we do struggle to get the word out there about the programs we run because like most organisations we don’t have a promotional or marketing budget,” Ms Hortle said.
Each organisation will have a greater chance to connect with clients and other organisations as well as a platform to tell their own stories that are so valuable to the community.
Project spokeswoman Jo Flanagan said the new database is a step forward for Tasmania’s community sector and those organisations and clients accessing these services.
“This new initiative is accessible to everyone and should help connect organisations with their clients regardless of budgets or funding,” said Ms Flanagan.
“FindHelpTas was originally developed by a collective led by Anglicare Tasmania’s Communities for Children initiative and involves a number of organisations including, City Mission, Mission Australia, Uniting Care Tasmania, Relationships Australia, The Salvation Army, Colony 47, Baptcare, Australian Red Cross, Catholic Care Tasmania and TasCOSS,” Ms Flanagan said.