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Madge's Story
Madge, 54, hit rock bottom when she split up from her partner. With nowhere to go, she had no other option but to sleep rough.

“I could write a book about my experiences on the street. Looking back, it was a bad time but all I can say is, the Lodging House Mission has been a life saver.

“After everything that happened, I felt I had no hope and was feeling really low. I’d come here everyday because I felt welcome and safe.

“The access to counsellors, the staff and the chaplaincy has really helped me think about my life and get back on track.

“Over the years, the staff have given me the help, encouragement and guidance to get a voluntary job. Coming here has given me the skills and confidence to do this. I’ve even had help with my CV, interview techniques, and presentation skills.

“So far I’ve completed courses in Number Crunching, DIY, Cooking, Creative Writing and take part in activities like swimming and drama. There’s a lot on offer.

“I really enjoy the Women’s Group and through that have met lots of new friends and we’ve been able to share experiences. Last year, we went on a trip to Lochgoilhead. It was great fun and hopefully we’ll get away again this year too.

"The staff have supported me to apply for my own house. I now have a place of my own and my life is now going in the right direction. I'm proud of what I've achieved and couldn't have done it without the help of The Lodging House Mission."


Madge hopes to take on another voluntary job and getting involved in the community where she now lives.
 
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Registered Scottish Charity No. SC017283
| Design by Websites4Christians |
Copyright © 2015, Lodging House Mission / Registered Scottish Charity No. SC017283 / Design by Websites4Christians
Copyright © 2015, Lodging House Mission
Registered Scottish Charity No. SC017283
| Design by Websites4Christians |