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Hobart City Mission Christmas Appeal 2022

Every dollar you give can help provide more emergency accommodation, more support, and more long-term housing to help Tasmanians escape homelessness for good.

Jasmine* was 19 years old, and pregnant with her second child, when her dad died.

She, and her two-year-old son Lucas, were forced to move from her father’s house. With nowhere else to go, she was desperate.

After a year of couch surfing, Jasmine found out about Hobart City Mission and Small Steps.

Small Steps program at Hobart City Mission

Help young mums like Jasmine receive the support and safety they need.

Small Steps is a home, support, and life skills program for mums aged 15 – 25 and their children. It’s helped Jasmine to get back on her feet and she’s ready to move in to her own home.

Small Steps is just one of many Hobart City Mission programs that help people on their journey out of homelessness.

  • DIY Dads is a similar program to Small Steps, which provides housing and life-skills to help fathers connect with their kids.
  • Mountain View provides long-term housing for people who have been on the Housing Tasmanian priority waitlist.
  • Emergency Relief provides food, clothing and other financial support to people experiencing of facing homelessness.

Your support will ensure that these life-changing programs continue to give Tasmanian people the hand up that they need.

“Small Steps is a great place for young mums like me to come, when we need a hand. It’s really helped me – I’m a different person, and the kids are so much happier too” – Jasmine.

*Names changed and models used to protect client privacy.