Many of us take our homes for granted, but for someone experiencing homelessness, it can mean the difference between life and death. Sleeping rough is dangerous for everyone, but women sleeping rough carry the added burden of gender-based violence and abuse. That’s why this March, St Mungo’s have launched their #WhatHomeMeans campaign focusing on women’s homelessness and asking what home means to you?
St Mungo’s works hard to provide female clients with the safety, warmth and comfort that many people experiencing homelessness lack. The charity runs a wide range of women’s services across London and Bristol, offering a safe space to recover from the abuse and trauma that female clients may have suffered from.
To find out more about homelessness, in particular women’s homelessness take St Mungo’s short quiz and share what homes mean to you.
St Mungo’s Client, Shineze shares her story:
“I found myself on the streets because of a family breakdown. I’ve been to multiple hostels run by different organisations where they’ve been mixed in gender, and I’ve never really been able to settle properly. After coming to St Mungo’s, I felt supported, understood, and listened to. I have key worker sessions much more regularly now, and they work with me to achieve and stick to my goals. I also feel empowered by the strong women that surround me at the hostel; they’ve all been through so much and I feel like I can learn so much from them.”
A gift in your will can help end homelessness for good
By supporting St Mungo’s with a gift in your will, you can help people like Shineze off the streets, as well as give 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.
Gifts in wills supporter, Virginia shares why she decided to leave a legacy to St Mungo’s and what home means to her:
To find out more about the campaign and leaving a gift in your will, visit www.mungos.org/my-home or contact Katie Wimpenny, Legacy and In Memory Manager at St Mungo’s on 0203 856 6376 or [email protected]
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