WOMENS SUPPORT: AN UPDATE FROM RUTH

I’ve been a project worker with Street Connect now for 6 months and have around 10 ladies who are engaging with me in terms of one-to-one support. What I have come to realise is that sometimes it’s the ‘small wins and the baby steps’ that we need to hold onto and...
Andrew’s Story (from it takes time appeal)

Andrew’s Story (from it takes time appeal)

"Since I’ve been involved with Street Connect my life has just changed so much – dramatically!"We were there for Andrew all the way: from inviting him in from the streets, very much trapped in a cycle of addiction - all the way through a lengthy recovery process - to...

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M’s Story of Transformation 

M’s Story of Transformation 

Prior to meeting with Street Connect I was homeless and had been staying with friends in Greenock, before a change in the situation meant I could no longer stay with them. Without going into details, I found myself homeless in Dunoon. It was here my life started to...

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J’s encounter with hope

J’s encounter with hope

Our projects worker Brian shares an update on how he is getting on working with people at Wishaw.  "It is disheartening when individuals are quick to label others as lost causes, devoid of hope. Yet, it becomes truly heartbreaking when individuals view themselves...

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Jason’s Story

Jason’s Story

Before I came to Street Connect, my life wasn’t manageable or bearable. Drugs were the main focus in my life and I had no hope of being free.  Now, I have found peace in recovery and I have hope for my future. I'm starting to learn a lot more about myself. I have...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 happier...

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