My name is Sarah and this is my story…
“6 short months ago (that feels like a life time ago) I was at the lowest point I have ever been in my life with lots of other people having control of my life. I was drinking lots too as it helped me forget things.
I was 19 years of age with nothing, I was homeless had no job and barely any family members I could rely on. I was sad all the time. That’s when I found FAST (part of e:merge).
Without the help of FAST and the people that work there I don’t know where I would currently be.
They have helped me with my housing and personal issues! With their help within days I was given my own place in a hostel and things have only gone up from there! It took a little while to get back onto my feet after having to start again but they encouraged me and were supportive of me to get through it. With supplying me with food, household equipment, having the time to sit with me to help me look for jobs, updating my CV and just being friends helping me sort out solutions whenever problems came up.
After some work experience and being encouraged to figure out what I’m good at so I could get back out into the working world, I am now working as a Ground Floor Team Member in a hotel.
I honestly believe if FAST wasn’t there I would have went more down the wrong paths in an attempt to support myself and especially put myself in some really bad situations to keep a roof over my head.
I am way more happy now and feel like I have control of my life again.”