DIVINE CONNECTIONS – MY JOURNEY TO STREET CONNECT

I’m Laura Caldwell and I joined the team at Street Connect at the beginning of December 2023 as their Business Support Officer.  Prior to this I had spent the previous 4 years working for a small Falkirk charity which provided free counselling and bereavement support...

The Deep Connection: Our Response

The Need Drug and alcohol addiction is both a cause and a consequence of the often vicious and complex cycle of poverty, homelessness, and poor mental health. Individuals who struggle with addiction may find it difficult to maintain stable employment and housing due...

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prayer for #worldhomelessday

prayer for #worldhomelessday

On this World Homeless Day, as the chill of colder weather draws near and homelessness continues to rise, let us join our hearts in a heartfelt prayer for those who are presently without a home Lord may you help anyone who is currently homeless to connect with the...

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The Journey of Surrender

The Journey of Surrender

“Surrender” can be a word that for many might seem intimidating and hard to follow in today’s culture. However, this is a long standing key within the Christian tradition which facilitates a deeper life in God. This is something I have experienced in my own journey,...

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Holiday Planning with a Difference!

Holiday Planning with a Difference!

Planning your summer holiday?   Did you know - it’s easy to raise money for charity as you do it?    You, our generous supporters and donors, can help us end addiction by restoring connection. We can keep our drop in cafes open, recovery groups running and solidify...

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Committing the care of your soul to the Saviour

Committing the care of your soul to the Saviour

By Craig Halkett How do we care for our souls in the midst of the stresses and struggles of everyday life? We can see that Paul’s prayer to the Church in Ephesus gives us some invaluable guidelines to follow. Have a read at Ephesians 3 v 14 – 21 Paul’s posture of...

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The Good Shepherd

The Good Shepherd

During our week of prayer and fasting, we met every day to bring our praises, thanksgiving and requests before God. We know all we do is built on prayer and led by God, therefore it is important to lay a solid foundation for what lies ahead. As we ended our week of...

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Glasgow Kiltwalk 2023

Glasgow Kiltwalk 2023

The Glasgow Kiltwalk is taking place on Sunday 30th April 2023, a great opportunity for those who would like to support what we do by raising vital funds for our work to continue. David, who oversees some project locations and helps with the partnerships will be...

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Community & Fellowship

Community & Fellowship

At Street Connect we understand the importance of fellowship and connecting with others as part of the recovery journey. Being involved in the community by attending recovery group and connecting with others who share similar experiences is a great way to help with...

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Christmas Reflections

Christmas Reflections

By Ricky McAddock The month of December is unique in many ways. As the last month on the annual calendar, it naturally prompts us to reflect over the year just gone. It is also the beginning of the colder winter months, leading up to Winter Solstice on the 21st...

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Message & Prayer For Our Nation

Message & Prayer For Our Nation

I was grateful recently to be able to share encouragement and pray over our nation on Premier Christian Radio.   I wanted to share my message and prayer with you in the hopes that this may be of encouragement if you or loved ones are facing issues in...

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Journeying With Someone In Addiction

Journeying With Someone In Addiction

By Ricky McAddock (Chief Excecutive). Growing up, my dream was to play professional football, I was getting pretty good until drugs and alcohol got in the way. By the time I was 18, I tried every drug you could think of. Around this time, I was looking for a better...

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Why Community Matters

Why Community Matters

From clapping for the NHS and keyworkers, checking in on our neighbours and meeting with friends for walks and coffee, the last two years have taught us that there is power in community. There is such an invaluable importance in having support available, having people...

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It Made a Difference to That One

It Made a Difference to That One

Street Outreach is for me, a walk through the streets of Paisley with a simple goal: I look to engage with someone and let them know that there is an organisation that can and will offer practical help for this individual to find a better life. We meet every Tuesday,...

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Reflecting on the Feast

Reflecting on the Feast

This month marks an exciting time in the life of Street Connect, as we celebrate 8 years since our work began! Our recent Feast event gave us the opportunity to gather together (virtually), celebrate and thank God for all that He has done over the years, and look...

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Fighting for a Better Future

Fighting for a Better Future

I joined Street Connect as the Fundraising and Marketing Manager in October last year and each day I continue to be moved by the care and encouragement given to some of the most vulnerable people in our communities. I have seen just how determined my colleagues are to...

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Come As You Are

Come As You Are

If you have been following us on social media, you will see that we have launched a new group this year called Come As You Are. This group is based on verse Matthew 11:28, where Jesus calls out to the people of Israel who were weighed with burdens of their own to come...

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A New Thing

A New Thing

Perhaps it’s the lack of new things we have experienced in the last 12 months, or perhaps I forgot how much I love spring. Every year it comes as a quiet surprise over days and weeks and months, creeping in silently. Then, like a gift that simply falls open when I...

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Working with Homeworking

Working with Homeworking

Often at Street Connect we write about the people we work with and the difference an encounter with us can make in their lives, but today I’d like to take you behind the scenes. What’s it like? Often hidden from public view we work hard to oil the wheels of Street...

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Love – The Language of God

Love – The Language of God

It’s 2021, and here we are in the midst of another lockdown, unsure exactly how long this one will last. Could it stretch right into the spring? We do not quite know. We may have been hoping to say goodbye to the challenging year we faced in 2020, and step into a...

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2020 Hearing

2020 Hearing

2020 hearing you may be asking? Isn’t it supposed to be 2020 Vision? Well, yes it is! But before we are able to have 2020 vision, we first need to have 2020 hearing! As a Christian organisation the first value on our list of core values is: FAITH - FAITH IN THE...

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6 Essential Considerations when Supporting People in Addiction

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