At St Mungo’s we continue to work harder than ever to reverse the rise in homelessness and rough sleeping and change lives for the better.
We know that it takes more than a roof over someone’s head to end homelessness. While sleeping rough is the most visible form of homelessness, the causes and consequences of having nowhere stable to live are often much more complicated. That’s why we’ve developed a recovery based approach for our clients, focusing on addressing the issues a person faces to help them move on with their lives.
If someone is sleeping rough, our teams can help people to not just move away from the streets but also towards a healthier, more fulfilling life. We work with people around their interests and ambitions, helping them boost their skills and wellbeing, and take steps towards employment.
Jim left care at 17 with just £35 to his name and, without the support he needed, went on to spend many years sleeping rough.
Day by day, Jim is rebuilding his life. He now volunteers with St Mungo's outreach teams and helps other people off the streets. When asked what would have happened to him without St Mungo's, Jim has no hesitation in saying:
'I'd be dead by now. Guaranteed.'
Your support makes a vital difference to people like Jim. Help change a homeless person's life this winter.
Other ways to give
Street fundraisingFace to face fundraising allows us to raise vital funds to carry out the work we do.
Leave a gift in your willLeaving a gift in your will is a touching way to help homeless people rebuild their lives.
Donate goodsDonate goods and help make a difference to someone's life.
Payroll givingA regular gift through your payroll is an easy and tax effective way to help end homelessness and rebuild lives.
Donate in memoryGiving in memory of your loved one or friend is such a special way to celebrate their life.