“I first heard about Street Connect through Clay Community Church which I was attending regularly at that time. I Started using the outreach cafe on a Saturday night where I met others and also received One-To-One support in my 30yr drug addiction and other struggles. Through this One-To-One support, Ricky at Street Connect asked if I would like to attend their 15 week faith based Bridge to Freedom community recovery course. I did and through the teachings and group work I realised I would need to go to rehab to beat my addiction.

Ricky and Street Connect helped me in applying for the right rehab and supported me through this time. I was accepted to go into Teen Challenge (Willoughby house) in England where I started to learn through applying simple biblical principles and teachings on how to live a drug free lifestyle and to live an abundant life. 1 year on I am drug free living a healthy lifestyle and getting ready to start the next part of my journey at the TC Leadership Academy.

Street Connect and their support were instrumental in setting me on the path to recovery from drug addiction; without the support of Street Connect I would not be in the position of being drug and alcohol free today.”

This photo shows Charlie graduating from Teen Challenge. Charlie went on to work with Teen Challenge, got married and now works as a support worker in a doctor’s surgery in Edinburgh.