Welcome to our
Spring Tenant Newsletter

Smythe Place Project- Geelong

We have vacancies at a new site in central Geelong. The Smythe Place Project is a newly renovated apartment complex for women over 55. The apartment complex features 17 x1 bedroom self-contained studio apartments (not furnished). 3 of the self-contained studio apartments are modified to accommodate wheelchair access. The two story building is serviced by two stairwells with two shared laundry rooms (washing and drying facilities provided) and 2 shared kitchens with cooking facilities.


Good Neighbour Award

Haven; Home Safe recognises and acknowledges tenants who have contributed significantly
to the tenant community and have had a positive impact on the quality of life of tenants
within HHS sites.

The Good Neighbour Award will be an annual acknowledgment recognizing and honouring the tenants in our housing who provide help and support to their neighbours and contribute to making HHS properties a safer place. A Good neighbour is a person that looks to build better relationships with the people who live around them, especially the elderly and vulnerable. Neighbours are important because these relationships can change communities through social connection. Examples of this could be,

  • Caring for a person when they are unwell
  • Putting out their bins
  • Invites you over for a cuppa
  • Share meals with you
  • Offers to carpool or in fact drives you to appointments/shopping etc
  • Offers to help when they can
  • Looking after their home when they are away
  • Or just being there in times of need

If you know someone that is deserving of acknowledgement for their efforts as a good neighbour, complete the nomination form below.

Selection of award winners will be made by a panel of representatives from HHS. A certificate of recognition will be sent to each nominee and 5 winners will receive a $500 Good Guys gift card. This program will be officially launched at the HHS AGM with winners announced on March 25.


Free events in October!

2017 Vegecareian Festival

Saturday, 7 October

The Great Stupa
25 Sandhurst Town Road
Myers Flat, Victoria 3556

Vegecareian Festival 2017 will be held on Saturday 7th October from 10am to 4pm. With FREE ENTRY and lots of new stall holders, we plan to make this year even bigger and better than ever!


Light the Night

6 October, 6:30pm-8:30pm

FREE but bookings are essential

Lake Weeroona
292 Napier Street Bendigo 3550

Now in its tenth year, Light the Night is a unique event bringing Australia’s blood cancer community together in more than 100 locations to remember and reflect during a moving ceremony and short lantern walk.


Eaglehawk Children’s Festival 2017

Saturday, 7 October, 3pm – 6pm

Dr Catford Memorial Park
Eaglehawk Victoria

Come and enjoy a great evening of live music from the Bendigo & District Community Band along with performances by local musicians & dancers.


Trove Makers’ Market

Every month on the third Sun, 10am – 2pm
The Good Loaf Sourdough Bakery and Cafe
404 Hargreaves Street, Bendigo

Trove Makers’ Market is held on the 3rd Sunday of each month at The Good Loaf Sourdough Bakery. Trove is Bendigo’s only outdoor indie handmade market.


Spring Time Fun Around Victoria

Geelong Showgrounds

Come along to the Royal Geelong Show  and take part in the competitions, Vintage Machinery Displays, Live Entertainment, Nightly Arena Entertainment, Harry’s Farmyard where the kids can get up close and personal with the animals, exciting rides, show bags and much more.

Early Bird Family Ticket $50 when purchased online before October 1. Children under 7 years of age enter free.


October 19 – 21

Mildura Recreation Reserve

Great fun for the whole family – show bags, rides, petting zoo, range of show and farm animals, traditional exhibits, cooking, art, craft and botanical shows. Fireworks that will illuminate the skies on Thursday and Saturday nights.

Early Bird Family Ticket $45 when purchased online before September 30. Children under 5 years of age enter free.


Special Offers, Freebies & Discounts

Pamper yourself with a quality 1 hour massage for just $25.

Victorian Fitness Academy (VFA), run a student massage clinic on Thursday and Fridays (9am-3pm).

To book call 03 5223 6800 or email geelongreception@vfalearning.vic.edu.au

Offer Available: Between 17 Aug 2017 and 02 Nov 2017
Victorian Fitness Academy
78 Yarra Street Geelong
Ph: 5223 6800

Whether you’re looking for something to eat or drink, a new look or some help around the house, enjoy the offers provided through shop a docket. Shop a docket offers free receipt and printable web coupons, mobile coupons, online promo codes that can help you save money.

It’s free to join. Simply visit, www.shopadocket.com.au .You can then simply browse coupons, offers and discounts. Click to unlock offers, save to use later, print the coupons or use your mobile coupons. Feel great knowing you’re saving!!!

Buy A Cup Of Kindness Keep Cup!

HHS keep cup is the hardest working cup around. Our Cup of Kindness cups was officially launched during Homelessness Week 2017 and is available from a range of cafes in Bendigo, and for sale from our online store here: https://havenhomesafe.org.au/product/cup-kindness-keep-cup

Every cup of kindness keep cup purchased helps us to support people who are homeless or in housing crisis.

Keep cups can be purchased at $15.00.

HHS Impact Statement

Ensuring we remain transparent and committed to our values HHS will provide tenants a snap shot of how we are tracking, our performance, success stories and a number of key tenant survey results through our quarterly newsletter.

How would you rate your satisfaction with the following?

A.      The neighbourhood that you live in
B.      The safety and security of your neighbourhood

Public Holidays

Geelong Cup
Wednesday 25 October

Bendigo Cup
Wednesday 1 November

Melbourne Cup
Tue 7 November


Spring Maintenance

Spring is a great time to do maintenance in and around your property. Check out our top 10 maintenance tips below.

Fast, easy and delicious!

Events Coming Up

Pink Ribbon Day
Saturday 21 October

Neighbourhood Watch Week
Week of 2 – 8 October

Remembrance Day
Saturday 11 November

White Ribbon Day
Saturday 25 November
Go to www.ourcommunity.com.au/calendar for more upcoming community events

National Chocolate Cake Day
October 18

Bake to Celebrate!

Chocolate Cake in a Mug

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