Jaz experienced homelessness as young as 10 years old.
“I was on the street at ten years old.
I remember sleeping on park benches in the middle of nowhere. Drinking until I passed out.
Because it was the only way I could get to sleep…
“Once I had a housing worker who couldn’t find anywhere for me to stay.
So she bought me a tent. And started crying as she dropped me off at St David’s park…
I feel like there was no safety back then. And for me, there wasn’t.
I went from Safe Space, to rehab, to Mountain View and now I’ve got my own place!
If I was to meet the people donating, the people supporting Hobart City Mission.
I’d thank them. I’d tell them about my journey, what I have experienced and thank them for making it possible.
Without them, where would I be?
It looks like things do get better after all. It might take 31 years. But they do.
This was my opportunity and I took it!”
Jaz – former guest at Safe Space & resident at Mountain View
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