The closer we get to Christmas, the more urgently homeless young people need our help. As temperatures drop and the streets empty out, people like John become more vulnerable than ever. Here are just some the their stories ...
Sophie's childhood was traumatic - her mum had mental health issues and her dad was an alcoholic. Sophie often suffered physical abuse at the hands of her parents... read more
Amy had spent many years being the personal punchbag for many of her family. There seemed to be no trigger for the violence, but at home she had been beaten by her mum, stepdad, brother and grandfather... read more
John is the eldest of three children. He had a troubled and unstable childhood, with his schizophrenic father leaving the family when John was just four years old... read more