sponsor a room
NO YOUNG PERSON SHOULD BE LEFT WITHOUT A PLACE TO SPEND THE NIGHT
We predict that over 29,000 young people will be homeless or at risk this winter, sleeping in places where they are vulnerable, cold and alone. This Christmas, will you help give a young person safety and the long-term
support they need to recover from homelessness?
"IF YOU'RE HOMELESS, YOU'RE NEVER SAFE..."
Young lives are at risk this winter. Tonight and every night, thousands of homeless young people will go to sleep feeling scared and alone, and as the nights draw in, the threat of danger on our streets is increasing. You could help be the turning point today, by becoming a Room Sponsor and helping a young person find safety at Centrepoint. Your monthly gifts will give a homeless young person a safe warm room to live in and real support, so they can start to turn their lives around.
£12 COULD SPONSOR A ROOM
A room sponsorship could provide a young person arriving at Centrepoint with a safe and warm place to stay, so they can begin to turn their life around.
£25 COULD TEACH LIFE SKILLS
Your monthly gift could provide a safe room, and help teach the essential life skills,
like budgeting, that help a young person to live independently.
£100 COULD PROVIDE COUNSELLING
Your gift could provide a young person with their own room, as well as the counselling they need to move on from the trauma of homelessness and turn their life around.
HOW YOU CAN HELP A YOUNG PERSON REBUILD THEIR LIFE, FOR JUST 40P A DAY?
As a Centrepoint Room Sponsor, you will help us...
Provide a warm, safe room for a homeless young person, giving them the stability and security they need to overcome past trauma and begin a new life
Support young people with counselling, health support and practical advice
Give young people the skills they need to find a job, or support them into education
Help young people move on independently, rebuilding their lives and relationships
John Bellamy Comments: I have befriended many homeless people over the years and offered help and assistance and sadly, every time I can think of, it has returned to bite me in the ass and I have been abused in return for nothing more than my wanting to help from the kindness of my heart. This has been straight and gay, men and women although women have always been very gracious while the men often either turn aggressive or they take and then complain when you stop giving and you stop because you are actually NOT HELPING by helping... it has taken away their own ability to help themselves and as I have always said
' I don't mind helping and I don't mind you taking a ride for a while on my coat tails - but if you do not know when the time is right to get off and find your own journey now you have been offered a chance to relax, reflect and re plan - then I might be forced to push you off to find your own way ' - which will be the best thing for you, but many do not see it that way and hate you for ' abandoning them' and use you as an excuse for why they are homeless when you were only trying to help and they took advantage - and you are the baddy all of a sudden after only trying to do the right thing.
Many do not like being offered help as they see it as a weakness.
many have physical and mental health problems and many cannot be helped as you do not have the tools while Centre Point does. Donating towards Centre Point is a very good way of helping without having to get too close - too involved - too emotionally invested in someone and where you can feel isolated from the problem while helping. Most people are not therapists, or understand the levels of mental health involved, or the families who have thrown 16 year old teenagers out for no reason of their own and they haven't a clue where - what - why - when and need some guidance and support.
It's what we all need and especially at this time of Covid and whether you are homeless or not, we have all been through the shit this last almost 2 years and most of us are comfortable in a heated home with food and drink, a safe warm bed and TV - movies and money to spend even if little - but WE HAVE SOME PLACE TO FEEL SAFE - and just imagine if you do not. Parents throwing you out because you do not get on - maybe - with the Step Mother / Father and their relationship is more important than their own child and I have heard SO MANY TIMES of parents throwing their own children out of the house as soon as they turn 16 because of a new relationship which is more important. It seems some have very little emotional attachment to their own children and one wonders WHY THEY HAD THEM IN THE FIRST PLACE ?
Too many teenagers are abandoned by their parents and the expression ' A puppy is not just for Christmas' should read ' A child is for life...'