Chris’ Story

 When Anglicare Victoria first met nineteen-year-old Chris*, he was living under a bridge in the city…

Chris ran away from home when he was just 14 years old and had lived on the streets since.

“I tried to get off the streets a few times before, but it was too hard to find a vacancy at any of the shelters. I always felt pretty safe but I was really getting over the lifestyle – things like not having a heater or warm clothes, and always struggling to find somewhere to eat.”

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Chris was happy to be welcomed into Anglicare’s Springboard Youth Refuge. After a few months, his Anglicare case worker Darren realised that Chris had a passion and talent for cooking and had even learned a few things from a friend who was a chef.

Anglicare was able to help Chris enrol in a course to get his Certificate in Hospitality. Chris was very proud when he completed the course, which he said is the first thing he has finished since Year 7.

He is now working in a café and is living in permanent housing. He hopes to own his own restaurant one day, and is looking forward to his future.

Although Chris was given a second chance, there are many others who still need your help. Please make a tax-deductible donation below to give young people like Chris a second chance.

Donate online below, call 1800 809 722 or post in your donation to PO Box 45, Abbotsford, VIC, 3067.

*Names and images have been changed to protect client privacy

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