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I'm pushing to set up a charity for homelessness, to give support to help them get on their feet again to rehabilitate those in need.

by Alexander in Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

My goal is to ensure homeless people have somewhere to go, either for a night or a week to rest their head, get fresh clothes or to get away from an abusive relationship. It does not matter how someone has ended up homeless we can't help that but what we can do is extend compassion and warmth to them through one to one support in getting them back on their feet and assist in anyway we can to make sure they do not end up back on the street.

Anyone can be made homeless at any point in their life for any number of reasons, a family member or relationship has deteriorated, drug abuse, or just dealt a bad hand. All I want to do is provide emotional support, a strong programme and goals to head towards, followed by a plan to keep them off the streets. I believe a roof over their head with stability and support can stop homeless people from sleeping rough in the cold and rough streets. We want normality for them in the hopes to emerge into society with optimism for their future.

We have all seen people on the streets asking for the bare minimum, food a hot drink, a little change. It is so easy to judge someone in that position and I want to change the outcome for everyone on the streets.

With the money we raise all the funding would go towards purchasing a safe house for the homeless where everyone is entitled to a bed, fresh clothing, a hot meal, help from one of our support workers to get them back on track and a home of their own. We will also invest in social media and support campaigns to gain more interaction and donations to help keep our charity helping homeless off the streets. We are looking for a 10 bedroom property as the more rooms we have the more people we can help get off the streets.

A lot of our funding would go towards food and shelter for those who are under our care and in the long term to expand to other cities where homelessness is high.

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