" I have lived in 48 different foster homes, childrens homes. I went into the care system at 13, ive lived in many different areas. i wouldnt wish that on my worst enemy, ive been in prison 3 times. To have somewhere to go after i left the care system would have certainly made a difference to my life, knowing someone was there who didnt judge me, who didnt hold my background against me"
"i would benefit from a centre in my area where i could go and speak to people who cared"
"Id love to know there was a door open 24/7, somewhere where people can help me get some grades, i didnt get any at school, but i want some now"
" i dont trust people that easy, so going to council and stuff to sort my place out is hard for me, if i could go somewhere to talk where their not going to talk to me like im thick would defo help me"
"christmas is worst time of year, it makes you feel s**t when you got no one, so it would be cool to go to a centre where we all feel same"
My aim is to raise funds to open a centre in my local area, to give young people a sanctuary, where they feel safe, wanted and respected. To know we are there to help and encourage them to go on to have fulfilled lives. There will be professionals that are passionate about the future of young people whom society put out on a limb at such a young vulnerable age. Please help with any donations, this will change lives whilst reducing crime levels, it will help alleviate alcohol and drug misuse, it will encourage young people into work instead of a life of crime or teenage pregnancies. Please help and thanks for reading.
what im aiming for IS the sky, I want a centre that has 5/6 bedrooms for emergency placements, with a 72hr turnaround. I want specific rooms for worked based use i.e recording studio, hair and beauty, I.T, plumbing, electrician, painting and decorating, cooking, I want outside area for builders, mechanics, gardeners. I want psychotherapists, social workers, benefit workers, education workers. But more importantly I want workers who share the same passion as myself, TO GIVE RESPECT, EMPATHY, UNCONDITIONAL LOVE. I want to make this work, I want to give these kid a life so they rightly deserve. When you see a young person with their hoods up or a teenage girl with a pushchair, don't be too quick to judge, they need love like the rest of us, in fact probably more so. Thank you for reading.
These young people feel they have no where and no one to turn to. Please any small amount can get us up and running and prove to them someone does care. This is a venture i will not stop until i have somewhere for these kids to go to. To feel safe, respected and loved unconditionally.