Devonport Chaplaincy Incorporated started in 2005 to deliver chaplaincy and related mentoring programs to schools in Devonport, Port Sorell and Sheffield.
An initiative of the Devonport Church, chaplains were appointed to 14 local schools, serving teachers, parents and students as part of the overall range of school care and support services to promote health and well-being.
Over time, mentoring expanded to include breakfast programs, one-on-one student mentoring, learner driver mentoring, education programs and leadership development.
Community Mentoring Tasmania was formed to develop and deliver mentoring programs as part of the COACH community mentoring network.
In 2018, Devonport Chaplaincy Inc started Loaves and Fishes Tasmania as a social enterprise to provide food relief for students, their families and the wider community, and employment opportunities including school-based traineeships.