The traditional view of homelessness is someone out on the streets living rough. This is a visible sign of homelessness but there are many other people without a place to call home.
In these challenging times much more homelessness is hidden including ‘sofa surfing’ with a need to be constantly on the move, living on the floor at a friend’s or with a family member or sleeping in a car or van.
In the last couple of years, we have seen a trend towards more females and those in their 50s and 60s losing their home. For certain, homelessness can affect anyone from any walk of life.
The homeless experience
Being homeless is a traumatising experience mentally, emotionally and physically and often results in stigma and discrimination. Each person has a different story to tell and a different set of circumstances that has contributed to them becoming homeless.
Through engagement with us, a support network can be established, opportunities created, lives empowered and transformed.
Our commitment is to journey with anyone whatever their circumstances for as long as it takes offering hope and dignity.