Hobart City Mission

Small Steps (Live-in parenting program)

Small Steps provides a live-in parenting and life skills program for 12 young mums (under 25 years old) and their babies, who lack secure accommodation and/or appropriate support systems. 24/7 onsite care is provided. Each mum can stay for up to two years.
Small Steps is located in New Town in a secure location. The program provides access to onsite education including child development, parenting, and nutrition. The program is connected to a group of community services and organisations to help provide a range of tailored and holistic support.

Entry to the program includes an application process, and available positions in the program may be limited.
Please note that paticipants are required to pay rent for this accommodation with the exact amount determined by their income.

What the service can help with

Employment, transition, mentoring, training
Family supports
Family violence
Housing and homelessness
Social and emotional development
Social exclusion

How the service is delivered

Case Management
Coordination of Services
Information, Advice and Education
Support Services

Services are available for

Accompanied Children
Parents and Carers

Age eligibility for children

0 - 5

To access the service, clients

Must be female

Cost of service

At cost to client

Is a referral required?

No referral required

How do clients access the service?

Client responsible for transportation to service

Regions covered


Focus Domains







Being loved and safe

Having material basics

Being healthy



Having a positive sense of culture and identity