Louise’s childhood was a living nightmare. Abused by her stepfather, Louise ran away many times looking for someone who would help her escape, sleeping anywhere she could. Louise wished for the happy life she saw others enjoying. Finally, she found herself having to choose between a future on the streets or the sofa of an alcoholic, abusive “friend”. She was scared and in desperate need of support.
Then Louise was referred to Alabaré. She soon moved into our specialist home for homeless and vulnerable women. With our support she began to believe in herself and her future.
“Alabaré have cared for me and that is the most important thing. They’ve given me the support that I need and are helping me get my life together. My Support Worker is brilliant. I’ve learnt how to look after myself a lot better and even managed to get 8 GCSEs. I live in a lovely house with other fantastic people; we each have our own dark days but we help each other through."