Jo or “Mum” as she has affectionately become known, was living in a pop-up camper before she came to Mountain View. Her health was being impacted by her living situation, and she desperately needed to find a new place before the cold Tassie winter hit.
Mountain View is Hobart City Mission’s newest supported accommodation program which launched in October last year. Mountain View provides 31 units for people who have been experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness. Since October 2020, Mountain View has seen a total of 45 people move into the program, with seven of those moving onto more permanent housing already.
Jo moved into Mountain View in February 2021 with the goal of eventually finding a safe and secure place of her own. Jo is a loving grandmother, and wanted to be able to spend more time with her grandchildren.
Jo was quick to make connections in the community and her caring nature led to many of the tenants referring to her as “Mum”.
“It’s really great out at Mountain View”, says Jo. “People will go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and secure”.
It was the perfect stepping stone for Jo to find her feet. The staff at Mountain View supported Jo to find a suitable unit with a small garden within walking distance to the shops, services, and most importantly her children’s homes.
“The staff at Mountain View were just great”, says Jo. “They helped me to achieve my goal of finding long-term accommodation, and they were there for you if anything went wrong”.
“Now I’m looking forward to making my new place a home, and a place that grows along with my grandchildren”.
The ongoing costs of Mountain View are fully funded by generous donations from the community. Your help has meant that people like Jo are able to find their forever home – thank you!