Stuart's story

Stuart has experienced homelessness, addiction and prison. Now he has his own flat and is making a difference to others.

Simon and StuartStuart says, “I left rehab just over eight months ago. I was homeless and no prospects. Glasgow City Mission took a chance on me and let me volunteer.”

Now Stuart is a paid intern – spending time with the guests that come in. He says, “I love it. Someone gave me that chance and I can give that to them and a bit of hope."

Passing it on

“Simon [Project Worker] is my boss for the internship – with that I will get 21 hours paid work and my SVQ level 3. I’ve got a job at the Glasgow Winter Night Shelter. I’ve got my own tenancy for the first time in 42 years. Everything is going well. Two boys came back this week – one who is now five months clean and one who has been clean for nine days. I had spoken to them and told them about their options.”

Simon says, “Stuart has been trusted with responsibility which has literally lifted his head high and made him smile. He is amazing at getting alongside guests. People who know him from his time on the streets can see a changed life in front of them.”  

How you can help

With your help we can work with more people such as Stuart, who in turn can work with and inspire others.

Find out how you can help by taking part in our Christmas appeal. This can be a particularly tough time of year for our guests. For £8 you can provide a delicious three course Christmas dinner. For £25 you can provide one-to-one support for a guest for a week. 

Find out more and make a donation on our appeal page

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