I took refuge in a women’s shelter, no
money, no friends, no food, and no possessions.
Walking in, to Hope City Mission was like
seeing the light at the end of a very dark tunnel.
They shone a light and showed me there is Hope
I felt doomed! For some reason I was struggling week to week to pay the bills. 8 to 10 weeks later I’m on top of most of my bills, in front with others and even though the credit cards are still outstanding, I can see where the repayments will come from.
FINANCIAL Counselling client
I found myself fighting for my life, everything I knew, independence, health, wealth and friends were snatched out of my hand. My life ceased to exist. Now I have begun to heal, if you put your hands out, Hope City Mission will catch you and pull you to safety
ADVOCACY & FINANCIAL Counselling client
Thank you for the food, it has helped me out so much. It's all I have and I’m very grateful. I’m 16 years old, and don’t live with my parents because of financial problems.
16 Year old Food bank client
One mum approached me saying her child was loving the program. This child started the program not speaking and no eye contact. When asked to pick out a bear ‘feeling’ card which illustrated her mood, she picked a withdrawn looking bear. By session 7, she was animated, speaking, asking questions and making jokes.
tamara magrath, Seasons facilitator