Here’s some examples of the grants we’ve made recently
CHT funded equipment for fitness sessions where residents could play football and improve their skills, all the while improving their physical and mental health. It was a great success.
James spent years on the street struggling with substance abuse and mental health problems. Now he’s determined to stay clean and have a home of his own. CHT funded a TV to help him alleviate boredom as he recovers.
Larry needed new clothes and shoes after he was made homeless and lost all his possessions. Now he feels more confident in his appearance, and his new shoes have made it much easier for him to cope with an existing injury.
“I survived by just living. I begun to take drugs to escape my reality because I didn’t know how to cope. I was contemplating to go back to jail, just so I had a roof over my head.” Sadly, Adam’s story is all too common. CHT supported him with essentials.
Liz was a victim of severe domestic violence, and turned to drugs to cope. Years later and she’s now looking forward to a brighter future. We funded her gas and electric meter, as she was struggling to cope.
Mitchell’s rented property was dripping with damp and mould. Despite all attempts on his part to help the problem, it only grew worse. He needed to move or face homelessness, but with only universal credit to live on, he could not afford moving costs. Church Homeless Trust supported him by moving his belongings to his new, suitable flat and replacing his damp damaged clothes. He is now much happier!
Samuel struggled to form lasting friendships; his autism made it difficult for him to pursue education and maintain relationships. When his depression grew worse, he lost his job and ended up living on the streets. After years of rough sleeping, he’s now living in temporary accommodation and ready to rebuild his life. Church Homeless Trust paid for a phone, so that he can stay in contact with his support network.
Darien had been in care for most of his life. Having no support system, he fell in with a bad crowd and relied on them for a place to stay. He soon fell into crime, and was in prison before his twentieth birthday. Now he is rebuilding his life. Church Homeless Trust paid for a course for Darien, who wants to pursue the education he never had. He is determined to make a better life for himself, and to never go to prison again.
Paige fled a difficult and potentially dangerous situation when it became clear that her partner had return to substance misuse. She had few friends in her area and even ended up sleeping rough for a night. Church Homeless Trust helped her to get back on her feet, by purchasing clothes and necessities for her. She’s very grateful for all your support.
Curt didn’t have anywhere to go after his marriage broke down. He tried to carry on working, but his mental health soon worsened and the pandemic isolated him further. He ended up sofa-surfing for almost a year. Now he’s settling into his own accommodation and rebuilding his life. Church Homeless Trust paid for new curtains and carpets, to make his new house a home.