Hi, my name is Kim. What have I got to show for my life? Three children I hardly see – nowhere to live – Oh, I wonder sometimes what is the bloody point of it all. Should I give up or just stay for the long run? It’s not easy when you suffer with depression to know what’s best to do or where to go.
I came to Shelter from the Storm just over a month ago. The reason I was sent here was because of domestic violence with my boyfriend, now ex-partner. He put his hands round my throat, caused a big row and told me to get out of his flat. That was on a Tuesday afternoon; I slept rough at London bridge for the night – feeling scared, unsure what to do and nervous.
In the morning, I went to a homeless place called the Manna Centre, had something to eat and spoke to an advisor. She phoned round a couple of places and I was told to be at SFTS at 6 o’clock. They gave me great advice on what I had to do, I’ve met a lot of great people and I should be moving into my own place soon. If it wasn’t for the staff and people that volunteer here, I would still be on the streets.
Thank you everyone at Shelter from the Storm