Sarah’s Story

I first heard about Wood Street via the women’s refuge I was living in, after fleeing an abusive partner with my two children, who were newborn and 5 years old. It was Christmas and one of the workers there got me a bag of toys for my children. It meant so much.

Life day to day is so hard. I work part time in a hospital as a nursing assistant and can barely manage with my salary to make ends meet. My kids don’t get new things often, so are really happy when they get new things from Wood Street. I know if I was struggling Wood Street would be able to help me out at some point. You just want the best for your children.

I don’t know how people manage to save – I can’t save a penny. You’re feeling alright and on track, then one situation crops up you need to pay for. I just have to live day to day as it comes, and there are hard choices every day to make.

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