8 former homeless people thank the charity that helped them

Former homeless people in Liverpool are raising donations this Christmas for a charity that helped provide them with accommodation and support. The Whitechapel Centre is the leading homeless and housing charity for the Liverpool region, and participants wrote messages to say where they would be #WithoutWhitechapel.

1. Kath

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Kath ended up homeless after escaping domestic violence. She now has safe accommodation and is on the road to recovery.

2. Kyle

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Kyle now has settled accommodation and plays for the charity’s football team.

3. Brian

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After turning his life around, Brian wants to become a volunteer himself.

4. Neil

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The Whitechapel Centre helped Neil find a house to live in after he became homeless.

5. Liz

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Liz was raised on the street. She says the charity has helped her believe in herself.

6. Steve

Gerard Fleming for @WhitechapelLiv

Steve had been homeless for many years before Whitechapel found him a place in a hostel. The charity are working on finding him a permanent home.

7. Stephen

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Support workers at the charity have helped Stephen deal with personal issues and assisted in finding him accommodation.

8. Michael

Gerard Fleming for @WhitechapelLiv

Michael became homeless after a relationship breakdown. With help from Whitechapel he has found accommodation and reconnected with his children.

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