At least she has some options:
When you’re homeless, your priority is survival, not education. Centrepoint gives vulnerable young people a safe place to stay, but to overcome the trauma of homelessness they need specialist help and long term support to get back into education or work. With nowhere to live, no family to turn to and no one to support them, Centrepoint is their last chance to turn their lives around.
There are lots of ways you can get involved and help to fund The Nomura Centre.
Gain an insight into youth homelessness and take on the elements while raising vital funds with an exclusive Sleep Out just for Nomura staff.
Challenge yourself with Centrepoint’s outdoor survival challenge, have a go at White Collar Boxing, run a marathon, try a triathlon or lace up your walking boots and get trekking!
Enjoy the finest in stand-up at Laughing Point Comedy Gala, test the grey matter at our Ultimate Pub Quiz or see exclusive music performances at the Centrepoint Sessions.
Celebrate the outstanding achievements of homeless young people at the Centrepoint Awards or tread the divots at our prestigious annual Royal Polo event.
Young people who experience homelessness are twice as likely to die as their peers. It’s critical we break the cycle of homelessness and get these young people into a job and a home of their own.
We need tangible support from Nomura employees. Become a buddy, help a young person move into their first home, be a mentor and help them pass their exams.
The Nomura Centre would be the UK’s first skills and employability centre catering specifically for homeless young people.
Ending youth homelessness is not just about putting a roof over someone's head. It's about teaching a young person to read and write. It's about helping them to live with the consequences of abuse and neglect. Over the past decade I have met hundreds of courageous and inspiring young people trying to escape homelessness. Unfortunately, their courage alone is not enough.