Sleeping rough is dangerous for everyone, but women sleeping rough carry the added burden of gender-based violence and abuse. We want to make sure that nobody is left behind – or feels it’s too unsafe to ask for help. That’s why we have specialist women-only services and hostels, so our female clients feel safe, secure and at home.
“Home for me is my place of safety, a personal place where I go to get away from the world.”
Shineze, a client of St Mungo’s, shares her story with us:
What does home mean to you? It’s an important question that we’re asking to help us understand how people perceive the issues of homelessness, whether they be our clients, volunteers, supporters or the general public.
Take this short, five minute quiz, test your knowledge of homelessness, in particular women’s homelessness – and let us know what home means to you. We’d love to hear what you think.
What does home mean to us?
Many of us take our homes for granted, but for someone experiencing homelessness, it can mean the difference between life and death. St Mungo’s works hard to provide our women clients with the safety, warmth and comfort that many people experiencing homelessness lack. We run a wide range of women’s services across London and Bristol, offering a safe space to recover from the abuse and trauma our women clients may have suffered.
“St Mungo’s doesn’t just give a roof over people’s head – they work in a more structured way to help people off the streets. I decided to leave a legacy because of the wonderful work St Mungo’s does – it’s a problem in almost every city, and I hope my legacy can contribute to ending homelessness in the future”. – Virginia, gifts in wills supporter
A gift in your will can help provide a future for someone experiencing homelessness
By supporting St Mungo’s with a gift in your will, you can help people like Shineze off the streets, as well as giving them the skills and confidence to build a future for themselves.
These gifts are a special way to support people experiencing homelessness in the future, and to help end homelessness for good.