Amelia became homeless when she was kicked out at 17. Having lost her mum when she was five and her dad when she was 12, Amelia wound up living with her aunt. During lockdown, their relationship broke down and Amelia had nowhere to go. After sofa surfing and staying on the streets, she found Depaul.
No parents by the time she was 12
Kicked out by her aunt and uncle.
Sofa surfing and on the streets at 17
Helped by Depaul
No parents by the time she was 12 Kicked out by her aunt and uncle. Sofa surfing and on the streets at 17 Helped by Depaul
“Depaul and Steps to Success are the reasons that I’ve been able to get this far. They gave me the push I needed, but they were patient.”
How Depaul helped
Icon of a house Crisis Accommodation: Amelia was placed in Depaul's temporary crisis accommodation as a first step in finding her somewhere to live. Long term accommodation: Amelia moved to a house in Depaul's peer housing programme. Icon of two people Steps to Success: Amelia received career path guidance and help with CV writing, job applications and interview preparation to get a job a care worker. Icon of a heart Hope: Amelia's life in on track for a brighter future

JUST £12 A MONTH could pay for a young person like Amelia to receive crisis and longer-term accommodation support and access to help into education, training and a stable job.

Donate now

Donate