Louise’s childhood was a living nightmare. Abused by her stepfather, Louise ran away many times looking for someone who would help her escape, sleeping anywhere she could. Louise wished for the happy life she saw others enjoying. Finally, alone and exhausted, she found herself having to choose between a future on the streets or the sofa of an alcoholic, abusive “friend”. She was scared and in desperate need of support.
Then Louise was referred to Alabaré.
We gave Louise a home, and with our support she began to believe in herself and her future.
“Alabaré have cared for me and that is the most important thing. They’ve given me the support that I need and are helping me get my life together.”
For over 25 years, we’ve been here for people like Louise; offering them what they need most - a hot meal, a bed, a welcome and respite from the streets. But we also offer much, much more. We offer them a home; a room they can call their own; somewhere they can feel safe, comfortable and accepted with companionship and support.
“My Support Worker is brilliant. I’ve learnt how to look after myself a lot better and even managed to get 8 GCSEs. I live in a lovely house with other fantastic people; we each have our own dark days but we help each other through."