I love it when Gerald pops into the office every now and then to say hi.  Sometimes he even brings flowers, he really brightens my day.  We've known Gerald for over 2 years now but there was a time when life wasn't always so rosy.

Following a relationship breakdown, Gerald came back from abroad to live and work in his home country again.  Due to the amount of time he'd spent abroad, he did not qualify immediately for financial assistance and had to wait 3 months before applying for council funding.

Thankfully it was January and Derby City Mission's Nightshelter doors had been open for 4 weeks and Gerald stayed every night for 86 days.

With the help of nightshelter I am now in a flat, I have a job and now I am volunteer helping out as well.  It has been a long journey but I got there with the help of Derby Churches Nightshelter.

Without nightshelter, Gerald would have been out on the streets, without volunteers like Gerald, we wouldn't be able to help the homeless.  Why don't you get involved?

Become a volunteer

Watch volunteers setting up the nightshelter