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David, 37, became homeless following a relationship breakdown and admitted he fell into a deep depression. He couldn’t afford to pay the rent on where he was living and after a short stay with his parents decided to seek support from The Salvation Army.
David said: “When I came into Centenary House I was clinically depressed and wasn’t looking after myself.
“I’ve never been in the position of being homeless before and I was in a bad place in my mind. It took me a few months to come round. Then when I did I realised what The Salvation Army had to offer. I realised that if I used it the right way it would be to my benefit.
“I’m also involved in a mentoring programme and giving support to some of the new guys in the centre, helping them out with advice on benefits and the like.
“I’d like to stick to that because I feel there is a niche for it and hopefully I might be able to one day get a job with The Salvation Army.
“Sometimes service users have a bit of us-and-them attitude towards staff which is not right because the help is there if people want it.
“In my mind I always knew what I wanted to do until I was in this position. I didn’t think I’d ever be in a position where I’d want to work in support people overcome the difficulties of homelessness. It’s strange. You just don’t know how life will turn.”
Here are some of the ways your donation can help change the lives of people who are suffering:
£19 could provide a box filled with food and modest gifts for a family in need.
£45 could provide support and advice for five homeless people in one of our centres.
£112 could provide dinner and companionship for 20 lonely older people.
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