It provides me with the confidence to spread my roots without being uprooted and having to start all over again
Twenty two year old Nicole R Cooper is a CHL resident living independently in Thyne House in Launceston for just over a year.
Prior to getting a home with CHL Nicole was living with friends who decided to move out of town. Having moved out of her parent’s home at the age of 17 she was used to her own independence and this presented a perfect opportunity for Nicole to find her own home and regain her independence.
Nicole is happy and excited to finally have a home to call her own. She adds, “It’s the perfect location for me to get the job I wanted, with no distractions. I can save money while I am here so that allows me to get a foothold in this crazy expensive world. It makes me more confident and strong because I am relying on myself so I cannot be accused of being a taker.” When asked what a long-term house means to her, she says, “It means long-term planning and goals, a reachable and foreseeable future. It provides me with the confidence to spread my roots without being uprooted and having to start all over again.” Nicole enjoys outdoor activities and is an active volunteer at the City Mission Cafe. “I’ve been there for about four years and I still love it,” adds Nicole.
Finishing her interview she said, “This home is great. It has everything I need. Oh wish I had a bath tub too,” she winks.