Tenille – making a difference in the lives of children

Small Steps Mum Bridgette holding her daughter with Tenille

Tenille McNamara is a vital member of the DIY Dads and Small Steps team, amongst many other things she is a mentor to the Mums and Dads – and she couldn’t do this without you.   In her role of Activities Officer, Tenille supports residents to develop parenting and life skills. This includes skills such …

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Tilly’s Story

When Tilly* found out she was pregnant, she didn’t expect the problems that she would soon have to face. Tilly was working full time when she learnt that she was expecting a baby boy and felt at ease knowing that she was entitled to paid maternity leave from her employer. But soon after, she realised …

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HCM’s Family Tree

In November we had the pleasure of meeting Max Lake and his wife Tanya. Max and Tanya have been touring in their motorhome from Sydney for several weeks and while visiting Hobart, Max decided he would like to know more about his great grandfather, William Lake. Max’s great grandfather played an integral role in the …

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Crisis to Crisis

Susan had worked hard to set up her life from a young age. She was working a full time job and had bought a house by the time she was in her early 20’s. Soon after this, she fell in love and got married. Susan and her husband Greg went on to become a family …

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Hobart’s Housing Crisis from the inside

Hobart is currently experiencing a “housing crisis”, but all is not quite what it seems. There are in fact two things happening and they are unfortunately coming across in the media as one and the same thing. There is currently a shortage of housing in Southern Tasmania generally, but Hobart in particular, which is putting …

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