Rebuild lives this Christmas

Christmas can be one of the loneliest times of the year, imagine being homeless and estranged from your family at the same time.

 

Emma is an intelligent articulate woman who found herself in situations not of her making but had to make a decision early on that would mean to survive or not to survive.

Emma first found herself homeless when she was only 14 years old. After family breakdown due to domestic abuse, Emma and her brothers and sisters were living with their mother in a hostel; one room in a shared house.

On the outside Emma was a typical middle class professional who seemed to have it all. But behind closed doors she became more and more emotionally unstable, and had what is known in laymen’s terms as a severe mental break down. Emma’s addiction problems led to reoccurring bouts of psychosis, she was completely engulfed in hopelessness; feeling lost and worthless.

Sadly this story is all to familiar many of our residents are suffering from trauma, ill mental health or find themselves suddenly homeless due to a life changing incident such as loss of tenancy.

 

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