Rachel became homeless at the age of 16 when she was kicked out by her mum. She moved between hostels, friends’ sofas and unaffordable flats, but a breakdown in her mental health left her in a state of crisis. Until she was introduced to Depaul.
Kicked out of home at 16
Living without support at 17
Mental health crisis at 22
Helped by Depaul at 23
Kicked out of home at 16 Living without support at 17 Mental health crisis at 22 Helped by Depaul at 23
“One of Depaul’s staff was amazing and helped me get on an access to university course in health science.”
How Depaul helped
Icon of a house Accommodation: Rachel was found a safe place to live close to her aunt. Education: Rachel was helped to enrol on a university access course in health science. Icon of two people Coaching: Rachel has regular catch ups with her Progression Coach, who helps keep her on track to achieve her goals. Volunteering: Rachel was supported to get volunteer work supporting carers. Icon of a heart Hope: Rachel's life is on track for a brighter future

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