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Everyone copes with change and difficulties differently. How have you managed when things have been difficult in the past?

Can you share some of these coping strategies to help others?

Things have been a bit overwhelming lately. The Phoenix Centre has developed a range of messages to remind us all of small things we can do to be kind to ourselves and others during uncertain times.

The 'Be kind to your mind' resources are available in 11 different languages on the MRC Tas website: mrctas.org.au/phoenix-centre-resources/
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Sweets available at the Kitchen today - featuring ‘khlega’- soft biscuits filled with Turkish delight 🌷🌷🌷

Open until 2:30pm 😊
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Sweets galore! This weather is perfect for a nice hot coffee and a delicious middle eastern sweet 😋 Come along to the Kitchen today, tomorrow and Friday between 11am and 2:30pm. Dine in or takeaway!

This week's menu:

roast barley soup
spiced pearl barley and lentil soup with yoghurt and herbs - $9.50

falafel plate
chickpea and herb fritters with tahini yoghurt, salads and our pickles - $15.00

chicken freekeh
freekeh pilaf with poached chicken, cinnamon buttered onions and silverbeet - $16.00

Huweida’s kofte in cream sauce
beef meatballs, spicy potatoes, our pickled cabbage - $18.00

This week's sweets consist of:
Maamoul packs
Cleche with Turkish delight filling
Basboussah
And more!

Our Kitchen is located at Level G, 1A Anfield St Glenorchy.
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"I just wanna thank MRC Tasmania and everyone for all the help you've given me and other temporary visa holders. The food boxes really helped me a lot coping up with the loss of job and the whole situation. I wish you all the best and I hope you'll be able to help more people in need! God bless everyone!"

We received this lovely message from Jean, an international student who was receiving MRC Tas food boxes after losing her job due to COVID-19. She gave us the great news that she has now found a new job and is no longer in need of food relief! Congratulations Jean! We are so glad we could help you to get through until you could find work again.

We've included some of the photos that Jean sent us each week that she received a food box, thanking us for the support ❤️

Thank you so much to everyone who has donated to the Food Box Program so we can provide food relief to temporary visa holders and other migrants impacted by COVID-19. If you would like to donate, please visit www.mrctas.org.au/donate

Donations of any amount are welcome and very appreciated. A donation of $50 will provide a food box, which will feed a family for approximately 10 days.

The MRC Tas Food Box program operates in Hobart and surrounding suburbs.
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Ful - slow cooked broad beans with grated haloumi, eggs, herbs and best ever lemon garlic dressing - on our kitchen menu this week! Dine in or takeaway.

Open Wednesday - Friday 11:00am- 2:30pm

Ful - $9.50
Slow cooked broad beans
served with haloumi, boiled egg, lemon garlic dressing and cumin

Falafel plate - $15
Chickpea and herb fritters
tahini yoghurt
salads and our pickles

Chicken Fesenjun - $18
Persian style pomegranate and walnut chicken, with steamed rice

Kibbeh in tomato sauce - $18
Beef and burghul croquettes served in tomato sauce
with steamed rice

Coffee and delicious sweets are also on offer!

Our Kitchen is located at Level G, 1A Anfield St Glenorchy.
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Can you help us to continue providing food relief to those in need?

COVID-19 has impacted everyone, but for people on temporary visas it can be particularly challenging.

Many members of our migrant community have been impacted and do not have the same level of access to support as other Tasmanians. They need help putting food on the table.

Donations to the MRC Tas Food Box program can be made by visiting www.mrctas.org.au/donate/

A donation of $50 will provide a food box, which will feed a family for approximately 10 days. Even a small donation means you can help to ensure no one is left without support during these tough times.

The MRC Tas Food Box program operates in Hobart and surrounding suburbs.

A big thank you to Nightly News 7 Tasmania for their coverage of the Food Box program. Also a big thanks to our MRC Tas volunteers, and the Glenorchy District Football Club 'RSEA Magpies' for their support with delivery of the food boxes.
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It is normal for times of high stress and uncertainty to trigger memories of stressful times in your past. If you find this happening a lot, try to bring your mind back to the present by noticing:

- 5 things you can SEE
- 4 things you can HEAR
- 3 things you can TOUCH
- 2 things you can SMELL
- And take 1 deep BREATH

Things have been a bit overwhelming lately. The Phoenix Centre has developed a range of messages to remind us all of small things we can do to be kind to ourselves and others during uncertain times.

The 'Be kind to your mind' resources are available in 11 different languages on the MRC Tas website: mrctas.org.au/phoenix-centre-resource
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Our Kitchen is now open for tasty Friday lunchtime eats - dine in or takeaway! Make sure to grab a little pickle pack to try 🙂

Menu - Friday 24 July 2020

Abebea's Kika - $12
Yellow split peas with ginger
served with shredded injera and pickled chili

Falafel Plate - $15
Chickpea and herb fritters
Tahini yoghurt
Salads and our pickles

Injera - $18
Soft Eritrean bread
braised beef with 'tesmi' - spiced butter
'addas' - lentils with greens
salad

Kibbeh bi tahini - $18
Syrian beef baked with tahini yoghurt sauce
rice and parsley

Take home meal packs - $50
Serves 4 people (or 2-3 hungry ones)
Injera x 4
braised beef with 'tesmi' - spiced butter
'addas' - braised brown lentils
steamed rice
pickles
dillik - chili paste

Coffee and delicious sweets are also on offer!

The kitchen is open until 2:30pm and is located at Level G, 1A Anfield St Glenorchy.
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Abebea’s kika- split peas with ginger. Served with injera swirls and our pickled chillies. On our Kitchen menu this week! Open today and tomorrow between 11am and 2:30pm ❤ ... See MoreSee Less

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The latest edition of Diverse Tassie is now available: ef392ac0-851f-43b9-8a27-14117b6b7367.filesusr.com/ugd/ea28e3_09a72a4d77ec45e4ade85b55adc74c30.pdfDownload our latest edition printed copies will be availble at your local stores by weekend. www.diversetassie.com.au/ ... See MoreSee Less

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How do you stay connected with your friends and family?

A lack of social relationships can have a direct impact your physical and mental wellbeing. While caring for your body and mind through healthy habits is important, establishing and maintaining social connections with others is important too.

'Be kind to your mind' resources are available in 11 different languages on the MRC Tas website: mrctas.org.au/phoenix-centre-resources/
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Injera on the menu today! Dine in or takeaway ❤️

Our kitchen is open today between 11:00am - 2:30pm at the KGV Sports and Community Centre, Level G, 1A Anfield St Glenorchy. Come and try something new for lunch!
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Meet jobseeker Hamza Kerraouch, who worked as a labourer in Taiwan before coming to Australia.

“My interest in the building and construction industry has continued in Australia as well. In Sydney I worked as a general labourer, scaffolding work for different labour hire companies. I learned a lot in Sydney as it was a bit different to Taiwan. I found that Australia is strict with the safety rules then Taiwan. Most of the jobs I did in Taiwan were on high buildings whereas most of the jobs I do here (In Australia) are houses on ground level.

I could work as a General labourer as I have experience from Sydney, I would be very interested in working as a Bricklayer (render labourer) and would be undertaking the required qualification from TAFE (starting in 2 months). I have White card and ABN number. It has been difficult to find jobs in Hobart as is a small city compared to Sydney. I have been looking for work on Gumtree and Facebook and had one contact who helped me get some jobs.

I like hard working jobs. When I work hard all day long and am back at home, it makes me feel really good. When I work on a house and see the customer happy it makes me feel good. Working in this industry gives me job satisfaction.”

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MRC Tas is working with the building sector to support multicultural community members in Southern Tasmania to work in the building and construction industry. We have developed a training and support program that prepares people from a CALD background to participate in the industry.

People from a multicultural background are a reliable and untapped workforce. MRC Tas can recommend/provide you with dependable and motivated workers. Additional support is available for businesses who employ/offer training to people from a multicultural background.

If you are an employer who is interested in hiring people from multicultural backgrounds for jobs in the building and construction industry, or if you are from a multicultural background and interested in working in the building and construction industry, please contact MRC Tas Employment officer Sid Gor on 03 6221 0999 or sgor@mrctas.org.au
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All proceeds from the sale of Hope-Suds products will go to MRC Tasmania until the end of October ❤️

You can purchase Hope-Suds products from the following stockists:

🌀 Teros, 117 Elizabeth St, Hobart
🌀Unpacked, Channel Hwy, Kingston, TAS.
🌀Blackmans Bay Discount Drug Store, Bayview Shopping Centre, Blackmans Bay, TAS.
🌀 Source Community Wholefoods, French St, Sandy Bay, TAS
🌀 Eumarrah Hobart Natural & Organic Food, Barrack St, Hobart, TAS.
🌀 Spiral Garden, Taroona, TAS, by appointment, and online: spiralgarden.com.au/search?q=Hope-suds
🌀 Lily & Dot, Elizabeth St, Hobart, TAS.
🌀Your Hobart Health, Bathurst St, Hobart, TAS.
🌀 Wild Island Tasmania, Salamanca Place, Battery Point, TAS.
🌀 Elonda Massage Therapy Hobart, Newdegate St, Hobart, TAS.
🌀 Frogmore Creek, Cambridge, TAS.
🌀 Collide Wholefoods, Criterion St, Hobart, TAS.
🌀 Eumarrah Launceston Natural & Organic Food, 54 Frederick St, Launceston, TAS.
🌀 Farm Gate Flowers, Newtown Rd, Newtown, TAS
🌀 Hope-Suds premises at Blackmans Bay and Newtown, TAS, by appointment (message them)
🌀 Tribe Castlemaine, Barker St, Castlemaine, VIC.

Thank you to those who have already made a purchase, and a big thank you to Hope-Suds and all their stockists for this amazing support!

Our mission is to support and encourage culturally diverse community members to reach their potential. Many of our clients face challenges as they settle into a new community and our capacity to provide assistance where it’s needed most is greatly enriched by the generous financial support of others. Funds raised are used to provide resources, activities, and opportunities which we would otherwise be unable to provide.
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The Tasmanian Theatre Company are currently looking to cast several Vietnamese roles as well as one Taiwanese, one Indonesian and a Chinese family for an upcoming show. No experience is required for many of the roles. For more information, visit tastheatre.com/getinvolvedSelf tests for pre-filmed multimedia roles for Terence O’Connell’s One Crowded Hour: Neil Davis, Combat Cameraman are now invited!

No prior theatre or film experience is required for many of these roles, just character, charisma and a willingness to work with others!

There are multiple Vietnamese and Taiwanese roles, and we are committed to casting appropriately.

There are also several white Australian and American roles.

Tag your friends and family to try something new, and get paid for it!

tastheatre.com/getinvolved
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Seewa- buttery date filled biscuits, fresh out of the oven!
Our kitchen is open and welcoming dine in guests. 11:00am- 2:30pm, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday ❤️
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Airing this Sunday on ABC Landline at 12.30PM.

Care Farming Australia aims to establish the first care farm in Australia that will offer residential and outpatient programs for people with a mental illness in a therapeutic community setting.
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Halwaa aljabn - a chilled mozzarella based dough with custard filling and rose jam ❤️

Our kitchen is open now until 2:30pm! See you soon @ Level G, 1A Anfield St Glenorchy 😋
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For the past nine weeks this legend has been delivering beautiful local produce for our Food Box Program. Thank you so much Tony! ❤️

To learn more about our Food Box Program and to donate visit www.mrctas.org.au/donate
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We had a special guest in the kitchen today, who taught us how to make ‘halwa aljabn’ - a mozzarella based dough, filled with custard and rolled. Come try some tomorrow - it’s delicious! 😊

Also, exciting news! From Wednesday 15th July 2020, the Kitchen will be open 3 days per week! (Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 11:00am until 2.30pm). Dine in for a maximum of 20 customers will be available (no bookings will be taken).

Menu - Friday 10 July 2020

HOT TAKEAWAY

Borscht
Latvian style beetroot and potato soup, served with dill and rye - $9.50

Our falafel
Chickpea and herb fritters served with:
tahini yoghurt, salads and pickles, crispy pita - $15.00

Injera
Soft Eritrean bread served with:
spicy pumpkin and tropea onion ‘duba’, red cabbage and puy lentil ‘alicha’, tahini yoghurt, salad, dilik - chili paste - $15.00

TAKE HOME MEAL PACKS $50.00
Serves 4 people (or 2-3 hungry ones)
Injera x 4
Spicy pumpkin and tropea onion ‘duba’, red cabbage and puy lentil ‘alicha’, steamed rice, tahini yoghurt, salad and pickles,
dilik – chili paste

EXTRAS
Injera - $2 per piece
Dilik – chilli paste (50g) - $3.00
Assorted pickles - $3.50

SWEETS AND TREATS

Basboussa
Semolina cake filled with custard - $4.50 per piece

Halwaa aljabn
Sweet mozzarella rolls with custard - $3.00 per piece

Roz bil haleeb
Bay leaf rice pudding served with delicata squash jam - $5.00 each

Fattayer
with beef and onion filling - $4.50 each
served hot with tomato kasundi
add side salads - extra $5

Coffee - $4.00
Eritrean coffee w optional ginger - $3.00
Soft drinks - $2.50 - $4.00

Quince jam - $7.50
Nectarine jam - $7.50

We are located at Level G, 1A Anfield St Glenorchy.
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Practicing mindfulness (focusing your attention on the present moment and on your breathing) can help you to stay calm and become more aware of your thoughts and feelings. Then you can manage them in a positive way.

Things have been a bit overwhelming lately. The Phoenix Centre has developed a range of messages to remind us all of small things we can do to be kind to ourselves and others during uncertain times.

The 'Be kind to your mind' resources are available in 11 different languages on the MRC Tas website: mrctas.org.au/phoenix-centre-resources/
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Learner Driver Emebet and her volunteer Driver Mentor Scoutt were all smiles recently, with the news that Emebet had passed her Ps test! Well done Emebet!!

Driver Mentoring Tasmania

mrctas.org.au/learn-to-drive-program/
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Basboussa is back! Semolina cake with a fragrant layer of custard. Check out the kitchen menu for tomorrow. Lots of delicious options to warm your winter lunch time 😋

Our takeaway window will be open tomorrow from 11am until 2.30pm at Level G, 1A Anfield St Glenorchy. See you then!

Menu - Friday 03 July 2020

HOT TAKEAWAY

Adasi
Afghani green lentil soup with fried mint and flatbread - $9.50

Our falafel
Chickpea and herb fritters served with:
pumpkin, yoghurt and tahini ‘mutabbal’, salads and pickles, pita - $15.00

Injera
Soft Eritrean bread served with:
spicy split pea ‘kika’, vegetable alicha, fenugreek yoghurt, salad, dilik - chili paste - $15.00

TAKE HOME MEAL PACKS - $50.00
Serves 4 people (or 2-3 hungry ones):
Injera x 4 - spicy split pea ‘kika’, vegetable ‘alicha’, fenugreek yoghurt, salad and pickles, dilik – chili paste

EXTRAS
Injera $2.00 per piece
Dilik – chilli paste (50g) - $3.00
Assorted pickles - $3.50

SWEETS

Basboussa
semolina cake filled with custard - $4.50 per piece

Cardamom Nut Cake
with pistachios (gluten free) - $5.00 per piece

Huweida’s Donuts
with lemon and rose glaze - $3.00 each

Fattayer
with silverbeet and sumac filling – served hot - $3.50 each

Coffee - $4.00

Eritrean coffee with optional ginger - $3.00

Soft drinks $2.50 - $4.00

Quince jam $7.50

Nectarine jam $7.50
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The 2020 Interpreter Scholarship Program is now open for Expressions of Interest. The closing date is the 12 July 2020.

Scholarship Information
The value of each scholarship is $1000.
The cost of the course is $1400
Participant cost is $400.

Course Information
The course will run over 10 weeks from 3 August 2020 until 9 October 2020.
The course will be conducted on weekdays, with some weekend workshops.

Pre-requisites
Applicants are required to meet English proficiency requirements before enrolment by undertaking a pre-course language activity. This is necessary to ensure students have the required level of English to complete the course.

Languages
Each year the program includes a range of languages that have been identified as needing more interpreters.
See below for the list of languages in demand in 2020.
• Amharic
• Arabic
• Burmese
• Cantonese
• Dari
• Farsi
• French
• Hakha Chin and Chin dialects
• Hazaragi
• Japanese
• Karen
• Nepali
• Oromo
• Polish
• Punjabi
• Spanish
• Tigrinya
• Thai
• Urdu
• Vietnamese.

Selection
In addition to proficiency in English scores and interpreting experience, the selection process will also take into account the location, gender, and language of the Scholarship applicant.

This is important in being able to ensure that Tasmanians with little or no English proficiency can obtain a credentialed interpreter as much as possible, when accessing Tasmanian Government services.

Who to contact
For further information:
Phone: (03) 9925 9665
Email: ti.skillset@rmit.edu.au

The EOI form can be accessed from
form.jotform.com/201314430439849
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We have an exciting opportunity to join our team in Glenorchy in the role of Manager – Aged & Community Services! The successful candidate will coordinate people, service delivery and supports, to deliver a high performing team. They will also ensure service delivery is in accordance with legislative requirements, agreements, industry, sector and organisational standards. The role will have a strong focus on continuous improvement and development of innovative service models.

Visit our website for more information and to apply: www.mrctas.org.au/careers/
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