LCSG Member Feature: Homeless Street Angels
Homeless Street Angels have a simple vision: to break the cycle of homelessness by adopting a compassionate approach.
By providing a safe, non-judgemental space, the award-winning charity aims to help homeless individuals to turn their lives around. Founded by sisters Becky and Shelley Joyce, the ethos of Homeless Street Angels is fuelled by personal experience. The two sisters dream of securing enough funding to build ‘Abi House’, a safe haven and day centre for the homeless in Leeds named in memory of their late sister Abi.
Homeless Street Angels currently provide hot and cold food for their clients in the City Centre every Thursday evening. On top of this, they work alongside Leeds City Council and Housing Options to rehouse their clients. Their involvement in the lives of the homeless people they rehouse doesn’t stop there: once a client is rehoused, they continue to provide support in the form of food parcels and bespoke care in the hopes of breaking the cycle of homelessness.
They understand the importance of improving their clients’ self-esteem, aspirations, and independence; their services include literacy, numeracy, IT and financial management training, as well as free therapy, support with substance abuse, social care, and treatment options.
To read more about the inspiring work carried out by Homeless Street Angels, visit their website here.
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