Jess's Story

Jess became homeless at just 16 years old.  

“Everything was such a mess. The arguments at home got really, really bad.  My mum didn’t understand why I shut myself away, why I was so low; she told me to sort myself out or leave.  She only cared about going out. I knew if I was ever going to get better I had to escape, but I didn’t know where to turn.

“I’d come out of college and I’d have nowhere to go. I’d sit in the park and text all my friends and ask if I could sleep at their houses or on their sofas.  Sometimes they said no.  I was so scared.”  

“I felt really depressed. My self-harming got worse and I hit a really, really low point. I didn’t see a way out.  It was a position I never thought I’d been in and it was a really scary time. I felt so lonely.”

Desperate and not knowing what else to do, Jess plucked up the courage to ask for help at the Council, and was put in touch with Alabaré.

“Alabaré helped me open up about my mental health and see life in a much more positive way.”

“I’ve been able to get my first part-time job and have managed to save enough to start renting my own flat.”

Jess now has somewhere safe to call home and a bright future once more.

Homes & Services

Our Homes & Services

Preventing Homelessness Preventing Homelessness

Alabaré run a range of homes, drop in centres and support service...

Homes for Veterans England Homes for Veterans England

Alabaré’s Homes for Veterans provide supported accommodatio...

Homes for Veterans Wales Homes for Veterans Wales

We provide dedicated support to Veterans in North and South Wales - spec...

Cartrefi i Gyn-filwyr Cymru Cartrefi i Gyn-filwyr Cymru

Mae ein Cartrefi i Gyn-filwyr Cymru wedi cael eu creu'n benodol i'ch hel...

Young People Young People

Young people are at increasing risk of becoming homeless. It is est...

Parent & Baby Parent & Baby

Our Parent & Baby House opened in 2007 and offers support to six hom...

Learning Disability Support Learning Disability Support

Through our homes and services we enable people to take control of their...

Training Training

Training at Alabaré comes in many different forms.  We run a...

Life at Alabaré Life at Alabaré

We want to make sure that all the clients living in our homes and using ...