“All hope began to evaporate”
In October of last year, after suffering a work-related breakdown, I was left stranded outside the Housing Office in Edinburgh, on a cold November, with all the belongings I could carry. Feeling confused and extremely vulnerable, never before had I experienced such fear on the streets of my own city.
Lost in the system with my state of mind rapidly diminishing, all hope began to evaporate until the housing office passed me on to an organisation I had never heard of: Cyrenians. They helped me instantly, offering me support through my illness, walking me through every aspect of finding sustainable accommodation, moving me back into suitable employment through easy and manageable steps, and valiantly fighting my corner with government departments.
But most of all, an acute sense of hope and friendship which helped me to see light at the end of the tunnel. Humanity was what was called for, and they offered it in abundance.
The inspirational work carried out by Cyrenians gives so many people like me a sense of hope. A guiding light in the darkest hour. My recovery is now well underway and Cyrenians should take full credit for that. They are a modern day miracle.
I can’t thank Cyrenians enough.
For 50 years Cyrenians have journeyed with thousands of people like Frankie in tough realities, helping them transform their own lives for themselves, but there is still much to do.
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