WOMEN ENCOUNTERING HOPE: AN UPDATE FROM RUTH

WOMEN ENCOUNTERING HOPE: AN UPDATE FROM RUTH

The ladies that I have connected with, who are engaging with one to one support are very much at the start of their recovery journeys.  However, as I reflect there is much to give thanks for.  I am currently supporting two ladies that I actually knew before coming to...
MARGARET’S STORY

MARGARET’S STORY

Before Street Connect my life was chaotic and I was very low.  Even though I am not 100% now, my life is looking better than it was after accessing support and I am so glad I have people around me.  I now have hope for the future. My long term goals include going to...
JORDAN’S STORY

JORDAN’S STORY

I came into Wishaw Recovery Hub broken and caught up in cocaine addiction at the age of 24. Life was a real mess and could not see no way out. Last thing I remember was walking through a graveyard and being on the phone with Lee from Street Connect who supported me...
CHRISTOPHER’S STORY

CHRISTOPHER’S STORY

Before coming to Street Connect, I didn’t have any direction in my life. Not knowing where I wanted to be in say a month or so. I was homeless for 4 years, going in and out of shelters surrounded by people who were in addiction and temptation. I felt like I used to be...
AMY’S STORY

AMY’S STORY

Before coming to Street Connect, life was manic and all over the place for me. I was diagnosed with ADHD, drinking and my dad who was my best friend passed away in 2021.  I was finding it difficult to cope with things. Relationships were a struggle for me due to...
Geoff’s Story

Geoff’s Story

Geoff came to our Paisley drop-in at the Cornerstone in 2018. “I used to drink. My family had moved away but I still had a step daughter. I’d had a really hard time. I was in a mess, drinking daily. My house was full of empty bottles and cans.  My lifestyle was...
Nicola’s Story

Nicola’s Story

Nicola now has her boys back. “I am so grateful to God. I’m in the best place I’ve been for a long time. I’ve got my boys back 50% of the time, I have a couple of wee cleaning jobs, a Christian partner and a supportive church behind me. I’m telling my story because I...
Robert’s* Story

Robert’s* Story

I found myself in a deeply desperate situation, yearning for an escape from the tumultuous grip of drugs and the overall chaos that had enveloped my life. It became abundantly clear that my only means of breaking free from the vicious cycle I was entangled in was to...
R’s Story

R’s Story

I started drinking at a young age to block out memories of being attacked when I was 13. Over the years my drinking got worse and made me feel low & depressed. One day I was sitting on a bench in Dalmuir drinking when a Street Connect worker came up to me and...
David’s Story

David’s Story

Before coming to Street Connect, my life was chaotic. I was drinking heavily and taking drugs. The place that I stayed at was a mess due to my lifestyle.  I work with the projects team at Street Connect, and my life is much better now. When we were all out on a trip...