Help with mental health struggle during COVID-19

14th May 2020
LOCKDOWN MAGNIFIES ISOLATION (Names are changed) Before lockdown, ‘Mark’ who has a number of mental health challenges, would come to the Coventry JCT most days. He could get the support he needed but also loved to give back and help out at the centre. Visiting the centre helped keep Mark stable mentally. The JCT support […]

Support through COVID-19 enabled by the power of Networking

20th April 2020
F.O is an Eastern European from Romania and his English is limited.  He came to the Jesus Centre as street homeless and recently out of employment.  He used our services for showers, clothes, breakfast, postal address, computer and support/advice.   The JCT (Jesus Centre Trust) works with many agencies in the city and F.O was referred […]

How Coventry JCT Helps Andrew

13th January 2020
My name is Andrew Williams.  I am 41 years old.  At this present moment in time I am homeless, jobless (that is due to being medically unfit) and most of the time penniless. I have got there having gone from having everything I wished (within reason).  I came from a happy, settled and comfortable family.  […]

My Life Journey

16th December 2019
I became homeless after I split up with my partner. We had both been badly addicted to drugs and then my youngest son got adopted by my Mum and Dad.  I felt terrible guilt which increased my addiction and led to bad choices. The opportunity to come to Coventry JCT during the time I was […]

Life improvment without drugs

10th July 2019

Kate with her self-initiative changes her way of life and is free from drugs!

I have been sleeping rough and begging for a long time and have had a quite severe drug habit.  It often reached the point where I needed £200 a day to feed the habit.  I hated the lifestyle and some mont[...]

Expert by Experience

22nd January 2019

Screaming in a field, homeless and alone, having his food stolen seemed the last straw to Darren.

Like many homeless people, relationship breakdown was the start of the downward spiral. After his marriage broke up, “I was an emotional wreck”, he says.  Suffering from depression he just gave up.  He lost benefits because he stopped signing on[...]