Hurt to Homeless: Break the cycle of trauma

by Evolve Housing + Support in London, England, United Kingdom

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On 10th August 2018 we successfully raised £263 with 8 supporters in 56 days

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by Evolve Housing + Support in London, England, United Kingdom

Evolve Housing + Support currently delivers counselling to homeless people in seven London Boroughs, but funding for these services is coming to an end in September. We need to raise £110,000 to continue our counselling services and help more homeless people rebuild their lives. 

We are calling for more counselling to be available for London’s homeless as our new report highlights the vital role it plays in helping homeless people rebuild their lives.

The report, ‘Breaking the Cycle of Trauma’, suggests a strong link between trauma experienced in childhood and on the streets, mental health and the cycle of homelessness. The results make a powerful case for counselling to help people overcome their traumatic experiences and begin to move forward.

  • 80% of respondents reported experiencing at least one trauma while under 18 years-old, over half (53%) reported suffering three or more.
  • More than a quarter (29%) of respondents reported their experiences of childhood trauma to be the primary cause of their homelessness. 
  • Half (54%) of respondents suffered emotional abuse, physical abuse (44%) and witnessed violence within the home (46%) when they were under the age of 18.
  • 81% of respondents reported experiencing at least one trauma since becoming homeless, and over half (55%) reported three or more. 
  • 87% of customers reported a primary mental health concern or diagnosis including depression (61%), anxiety (42%) and personality disorder (18%). 

Fundraising Mission 

We are aiming to raise the first year's funding of £55,000 through Crowd Funding. This will allow us to secure another year of counselling support for our homeless customers! 

Having reached this first target, we will then push to raise the final £55,000 we need to continue supporting our customers within our services for an additional year. 

Through our counselling service, we get to the core of our homeless customers' issues and give people a route off the streets – breaking the cycle of trauma. 

For more details about our work and this campaign, please click here to visit our website. 

We are still pushing to reach our target. Please visit our JustGiving page to donate. 

Thank you for your support!


This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£29 or more

One counselling session - Thank you

A huge thank you for your donation, this will cover the cost of one counselling session for a homeless person living within one of our services.

£100 or more

Personalised thank you email

For pledging £100, we will send you a personalised thank you email for your support.

£500 or more

Social shout out and stories

For pledging £500, we will give you social media shout outs to thank you for your generous donation and send you a personalised thank you letter with stories of the individuals you are be supporting. You will also have the opportunity to be mentioned on the Health + Wellbeing page on our website!

£1,000 or more

Name on website and invite to services

For pledging £1,000, you will receive all of the above and will give you the opportunity to have your name mentioned in our digital annual report as well as an invite to come to one of our services and meet some of the customers we support.

£5,000 or more

Health + Wellbeing celebratory event!

For pledging £5,000 you will receive all of the above as well as an invite to our Health + Wellbeing celebratory, thank you event!

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