This charity is very close to my heart for a couple of reasons:
- I was homeless many years ago and this charity helped me get into accommodation and gave me the chance to volunteer here, which gave me confidence and the ability to work as part of a team.
- Coming from a homeless background this is one of the reasons why this charity means a lot to me and I want to make a difference and give something back.
I started off as a volunteer in the kitchen in August 2022, which I really enjoy. I was then able to become a Project Worker over the extended hours during Winter. I'm now back in the kitchen volunteering, which I really enjoy doing.
Coming from my background and how I've got clean and sober and got accommodation, the clients can relate to me and see I've been where they've been and have empathy for them, which is really rewarding.
So, please support me, no donation too small, every little helps!
A bit of info from Catching Lives:
We're a small homelessness charity working across East Kent. Our day centre in Canterbury is open 7 days a week providing a friendly welcome, basic facilities (food, laundry, shower), support including mental health workers, and activities such as arts, table tennis and gardening. We also do street outreach and tenancy sustainment. Our aim is to offer a safe, inclusive space and help people move towards personal recovery and independent living.