Steve has suffered significant head injuries for which he had been receiving ACC payments.
I came to the shelter when it opened, by the time I got here I was down and out, I had lost all hope. There was nowhere or no one to turn to, no future, I couldn’t see my way out of it. Life just felt like a never ending cycle going further and further down.
This is the first time I have been back in employment for over 10 years.
I arrived at the night shelter some two months ago through a referral from CADS of which I am a client. I was homeless and extremely sick and hung over from a bender on alcohol. Through the caring support of the staff here at the shelter I am now two months sober and have also managed to get a part time job.
This facility has been for me an absolute saviour, giving me all the help I needed to get my life back in control.
The staff along with the safe environment has given hope and all the help possible for a lot of the men who for various reasons have found themselves on the streets.