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New Neighbourhood Centre Brings Community Support to Nanango

28th May 2024

South Burnett CTC Inc (CTC), in partnership with Heritage Nanango Community Funding Limited (HNCF), is proud to announce the establishment of a new Neighbourhood Centre in Nanango, aimed at enhancing community well-being and support.

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Hope for Youth: Haven House launches to combat homelessness

9th May 2024

THE Property Industry Foundation and South Burnett CTC (CTC) proudly announced the launch of Haven House Kingaroy, a transformative initiative aimed at providing transitional housing for at-risk young people across the South Burnett region. 

South Burnett CTC CEO Jason Erbacher, Property Industry Foundation QLD Events and Engagement Manager Rebecca Field and other invited guests gathered on Thursday 9 May for a sodturn as construction commences on the 4-bedroom duplex for young individuals facing housing instability.  

Property Industry Foundation CEO Kate Mills said this project would help meet significant demand in the region and give youth the opportunity to build a brighter future.

"We are committed to leveraging our network within the property industry to create opportunities for young people to access safe, secure, and supportive housing options,” Ms Mills said. 

“Haven House Kingaroy represents a critical step forward in our ongoing efforts to reduce youth homelessness in the South Burnett."

The project was announced last October at the Foundation’s Inaugural Backseat SleepOut by Brandon, a young man currently living in transitional housing owned by South Burnett CTC.

According to the latest census night in 2021, more than 120,000 people around Australia were estimated to be experiencing homelessness, with nearly a quarter of this number being 12- to 24-year-olds[1]. 

In 2023 alone, CTC supported 29 young people through their hostel for homeless youth in Kingaroy. 73% of these young people were rough sleeping or in non-conventional accommodation prior.

70% of them left the hostel to secure and sustainable housing, with many of these individuals accessing transitional housing like Haven House through CTC.

South Burnett CTC CEO Jason Erbacher said at the heart of Haven House Kingaroy is the unwavering belief in the potential of every young person.

"I'm immensely proud of the partnership between the Property Industry Foundation and South Burnett CTC, which has culminated in the establishment of Haven House Kingaroy,” Mr Erbacher said.

“By providing transitional housing and a holistic support team, we're empowering young people to overcome challenges and strive towards brighter futures. This initiative reflects our dedication to building stronger, more resilient communities.”

“We also want to extend our gratitude to local builder, Peter Hay of Homezone Projects who is bringing Haven House Kingaroy to life. His commitment to the project has been instrumental in turning this dream into a reality.”

This project signifies a momentous milestone in addressing youth homelessness in the South Burnett.

By offering transitional accommodation, Haven House Kingaroy aims to provide a vital stepping stone for at-risk youth until they can secure permanent housing arrangements.

🚨VOLUNTEERS RECRUITMENT DRIVE 🚗

8th April 2024

🫵 We have a long list of young people needing a mentor driver to complete their logbook hours. 
✌️The program is for young people who do not have an appropriate supervisor, or access to a vehicle, to complete their learner logbook hours. 
⛽CTC provides a car, insurance and ongoing support for this program.
*Fuel will be supported by the Learner driver where possible or CTC where needed.

VOLUNTEER MENTOR

✅    Working with Children    BlueCard (we help apply for this)
✅  Open licence held for 12+ mths
✅    Demonstrated good driving record
✅  Willing to complete Supervisor Prep-L course (takes approx. 2 hours)
✅    Consistent and reliable
✅  Minimum 1 hour per week

The learner drivers have been required to complete 5 hours with a driving instructor and have been cleared by a driving instructor as "program ready".

📞 (07) 4162 7788
📧 nickk@sbctc.com.au


 #VolunteerMentor #CommunitySupport

CTC Unveils New Logo to Commemorate 40th Anniversary.

5th April 2024

SOUTH BURNETT CTC INC – CONTRIBUTING TO COMMUNITY
MEDIA RELEASE

CTC Unveils New Logo to Commemorate 40th Anniversary.
Following 40 years of service to the South Burnett community, South Burnett CTC Inc (CTC) is delighted to unveil a new logo, one that celebrates who we are, where we have come from and what we will continue to do.
Originally established to combat youth unemployment in the South Burnett, CTC has evolved over the years to become synonymous with "Contributing to Community". From its humble beginnings to its expansion into disability services, youth and family support, foster carer support and domestic and family violence, the organisation has continually adapted to meet the changing needs of the community it serves.
"This is our story, and we are part of something very special," remarked Jason Erbacher, CEO at CTC. 
"As we embark on this new chapter, it's essential to mark and celebrate our evolution with a rebrand that reflects our values and vision for the future.  We will launch our new logo at 10am on Friday the 5th of April at the CTC Enterprise Centre, 6 Cornish St, Kingaroy.
“Long have we been more than a youth and employment service.  People ask what does CTC do?  There is no simple answer for this, with our service offering now encompassing homelessness support, residential care services, family support programs, The Gumnut Place social enterprise and many more.”
“Our vision remains – to provide support and services that allow everyone to have the opportunity to live their life to its fullest.  We will continue to do this by advocating for gaps in service delivery, working closely with others (as we cannot do this alone) and being brave and delivering the services that make a genuine difference.”
The new logo captures the essence of CTC's dedication to community support and empowerment, while also honouring its rich history and legacy of service. The logo's design elements convey a sense of inclusivity, diversity, and forward-thinking, reflecting the organisation's commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of those it serves.
"Even with our broad breadth of funded and un-funded services, there are still many in our community who fall through the cracks.  A key area that we have identified recently is single people over 25 and the elderly.  There is a big gap in what support they are eligible for, becoming apparent as many fall on hard times and need to ask for help for the first time in their lives, whether it be around homelessness, cost of living or other challenges.”
“We need to work together as a community and use our resources wisely.  Together, we can continue to write the next chapter in our journey of community support and empowerment for the South Burnett."
ENDS
For more information about CTC and its services, please visit the CTC website www.sbctc.com.au. 
Media Contact:
Camille Champagne - Communications Officer 
camillec@sbctc.com.au | 0466 550 104

South Burnett Training Awards

25th March 2024

On Saturday night, 6 members of CTC attended the 2024 South Burnett Training Awards to represent our organization and gratefully accept the Business of the Year Award.
The contest was tightly fought between CTC and 4 other local businesses - Containers for Change, Kingaroy Wellness and Chiro, Office Central and the Telstra Shop. 
This award was given on the basis of the excellence and innovation in training staff and is a direct result of the ongoing dedication by every single member of CTC. 

Congratulations to everyone who made this possible.

New Neighbourhood Centre Brings Community Support to Nanango

1st March 2024

South Burnett CTC Inc (CTC), in partnership with Heritage Nanango Community Funding Limited (HNCF), is proud to announce the establishment of a new Neighbourhood Centre in Nanango, aimed at enhancing community well-being and support.

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Lawn Maintenance

12th February 2024

South Burnett CTC Inc would like to offer the opportunity to quote on mowing, edging, gardening and weed control at all or an agreed amount of residential and commercial sites across the South Burnett.  The intent of this offer is to ensure effective and fair competition for all suitably qualified suppliers, the best service delivery and best value for money for South Burnett CTC. 

For further information and application form: Click Here