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...
Kellyann’s Story

Kellyann’s Story

Before coming to Street Connect, life was chaotic. It was stressful and full of worry. I had fear for the future ahead as it did not look bright. Now my life is calm and peaceful, also worry free!   I now have hopes for the future, taking each day as it comes. I...
Liam’s Story

Liam’s Story

Before coming to Street Connect, I had no life. I was only existing from day to day. I only cared about drugs and where they were coming from until I came back to church which connected me to Street Connect. Now I am closer to God and my life is much better. I have...
Craig’s Story

Craig’s Story

Before I came to Street Connect, I was very depressed. I had bowel cancer, with not a high chance of surviving. After my operation, I was accidently given food the next day, which could not go through my bowel and I was in agony. If someone had given me a gun, I would...
Michael’s Story

Michael’s Story

I was a chronic drug addict. My house was a mess, with things all over the place. I started taking drugs at the age of 14. I was emotionally numb, not caring whether I lived or died. I was also an atheist and never believed in God. Street Connect changed my life. My...
Patricia’s Story

Patricia’s Story

I have been on drugs for about 26 years and my life was on a downhill spiral. Due to drugs, my relationship with my children was also strained. I realised my life needed a shift in another direction when I had a stoke in the summer of 2022. I thought I needed a change...
Michael’s Story

Michael’s Story

My life was completely hectic and really messed up and all about getting drugs. I had no future and no stability at all.  Before I came to Street Connect, I just couldn’t talk to people. Coming to Street Connect and also coming to church has helped bring me out of my...
Wishaw: One Christmas Later 2021-2022

Wishaw: One Christmas Later 2021-2022

We are delighted to share with you a story of hope with one man who has been attending our services in Wishaw, as well as the growth we have experienced in the last year. At Christmas time in 2021 the partnership between Street Connect and South Wishaw Parish Church...
Stephen’s Story

Stephen’s Story

Before Street Connect, I had no confidence and was basically stuck in house every day, I was getting more and more isolated. I could go to one of the boys in Street Connect’s house on occasion but didn’t like imposing on people too much. I am much better and...