I’m now studying to be a nurse

August 2020 was one of the most difficult times in my life.  I left the family home and was lost in where I wanted to be in life.  I struggled to find myself after such a major event.

The following September, Hafan Cymru welcomed me into their Young Women’s Project.  I was nervous, frightened, and unsure of what will follow.  I built up many walls to protect myself, Cate and Jo broke them down.

They encouraged me to continue, to make a better life for myself, and most importantly, they gave me a safe and stable home to follow through with this plan.

Through the 18 months of my living the house, I had completed my A-Levels, and applied to university.  I’m now studying to be a nurse at Liverpool John Moores University, a great achievement that I never saw myself fulfilling.

I don’t have words to express how grateful I am to the support workers and my house family for their never ending support, and I hope that my story can encourage others to follow the same path.