Kristina's Story | Depaulcharity

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Kristina's Story

When Kristina’s father died, her family fell apart. Aged 17, she was forced to leave home and became homeless.

I was temporarily staying at my partner’s house, stuck in limbo. I then moved to a hostel. It was rough. Six months isn’t a long time, but it’s enough to break someone, especially having been through trauma beforehand.

Grief had a huge impact on me and I already felt emotionally homeless. I had no family connections, barely any friends. My partner definitely helped me get through that.

I wasn’t ready to give up. There was no way I could sleep on the streets, I was already struggling with my mental health. I really had to figure it out. I wanted to study and just move up.

I came across Depaul UK when I was doing the National Citizen Service. Someone at Depaul UK made a speech about their experiences of homelessness and it blew me away. It broke my heart that I had to use their services, but ever since nothing but good things have happened.

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