Here’s some examples of the grants we’ve made recently
Graham‘s mental health never recovered from his experiences in the army. He had untreated PTSD, and it was ruining his life. He was self-medicating with drugs, and lost contact with his children.
Now he’s clean and starting over, CHT paid for clean clothes and toiletries for him, whilst he begins the journey to a home of his own.
Residents at one service received music therapy. Music therapy has been so important to these individuals, with many stating that it has helped raise their self-esteem and allow them to socialise with one another.
Christopher lost his job at the start of the pandemic. His unscrupulous boss had been paying him cash in hand, and so he had no protection when he was suddenly laid off.
Now living in a hostel, CHT purchased Christopher a passport – something he desperately needs to apply to new jobs.
Valerie was made homeless following an argument with her boyfriend. Her first night on the street, she was mugged. With no money, no phone and no friends nearby, she was forced to sleep on the street.
Now living in a shelter, Church Homeless Trust paid for a new phone, which she needs to claim benefits and apply to jobs.
After losing their job in the pandemic, Eric didn’t even know how to claim benefits. When his savings ran out, he lost his flat.
He needed help, and thanks to getting support is now starting a new job. Church Homeless Trust proudly paid for his new uniform.
Stacey had struggled with alcoholism for her whole life, having grown up in a chaotic environment. She did whatever she had to in order to survive. When she decided to get clean, she faced the daunting prospect of starting her journey with nothing.
CHT provided furniture for her new home, to help her get started.
After losing his job in late 2019, Christian was left living off his modest savings.
When the pandemic hit, the job interviews dried up and Christian was asked to leave his crowded accommodation.
Church Homeless Trust paid towards the deposit on a new flat.
Billy found it very difficult to adjust to civilian life after years serving in the military. He became homeless, surviving by begging and shoplifting. Now in housing, we helped Billy get his dignity back.
“Thank you, I am very grateful.”
Nathan’s relationship broke down after 15 years, leaving him homeless. In his new accommodation, he had no money to purchase essential items. CHT paid for a cooker and kitchen supplies, so he can once again enjoy nutritious meals.
Jason worked his entire adult life until he was diagnosed with cancer. Unable to work, he became homeless. Now in a new home, we supplied household goods for Jason.
“The funding helped immensely”