CEO Update: We're Moving!
18 Sep 2020
As the number of COVID-19 cases in Victoria continue to decline, Thorne Harbour CEO Simon Ruth talks to our LGBTI and HIV communities about change. This includes an upcoming change for Thorne Harbour Health as the organisation prepares to move into a new location at 200 Hoddle Street in Abbotsford and later the Victorian Pride Centre.
"Hi I’m Simon Ruth from Thorne Harbour Health. At the moment we’re seeing a lot of changes.
For those of us in Melbourne, we’re all watching the changes in COVID-19 cases. Thankfully they’re headed in the right direction. We’re seeing restrictions start to change in regional Victoria, and if we stay on course, we will see those changes in Melbourne as well.
NOW – at Thorne Harbour Health, we’re also beginning another exciting change. We’re packing up our offices here at 615 St Kilda Road, and we’re getting ready to move to 200 Hoddle Street Abbotsford - back to our birthplace north of the Yarra.
The stage 4 restrictions have delayed the move slightly, but we’re hoping to be in our new home in late October. And once it’s safe to do so, we look forward to welcoming you all there.
Soon after that, we’ll also welcoming you to the Victorian Pride Centre, south of the Yarra, where there will be a range of Thorne Harbour Health services alongside many other LGBTI organisations.
Until then, we encourage everyone to stay safe. And if you’re struggling, as most of us in Melbourne are from time to time, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our Rainbow Connection service is continuing to offer support to any LGBTI person in Victoria impacted by COVID-19. Plus, we’re hosting a number of our workshops, groups, and events online so you can stay connected with others in our LGBTI and HIV communities.
For information on any of these services or events, head to our website: ThorneHarbour.org
It’s been a long road, but things are changing for the better. Look after yourselves and we hope to see you all soon."