Ellie’s story

Ellie’s story

Ellie was married and working as a hairdresser, but the breakdown of her relationship left her without a home or a way to look after her children: “Things were tough for us because my husband was violent. Anyone in my shoes will tell you that you pay a high price when a family breaks up, but I knew I had to leave him for the safety of my children. It meant we didn’t have a penny.”

“We would often go to bed without food. All I could think about was my kids: ’What can I feed them? How can I dress them? Where can we live?’ It hurts me to remember this time.”

“I have met too many other people in my situation who don’t know how they will feed their children without help. No child should have to go through this. I shared my story because I want to help others as the Centre helped me; it really saved our lives. There are more families like mine who need your help today.”

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To protect her identity, Ellie's name has been changed and a voice actor reads her words.

clients were welcomed and supported
young people were given a home in our hostel
vulnerable children attended our School Holiday or Family Saturday's projects