Organised by our Charities Officer, Lucy Mellor, supported by James Creer, Stevo recently hosted an exhibition shining a spotlight on Homelessness and the very real impact it has in our local community.
The exhibition featured moving contributions from Foundation customers, including artwork and performances which captured what homelessness means to them. For those of you who missed the exhibition, we’ve included some of the artwork within this post, and want to share a little bit more about Foundation.
“We’re here so that you don’t have to face your challenges alone.”
Although started in Leeds, Foundation now supports vulnerable people all across the North East and they have a local team here in Durham. The charity aims to support individuals and families who are affected by:
- Homelessness, or at risk of homelessness
- Leaving prison or on probation
- Leaving care
- Domestic abuse
Foundation offer a range of services to their customers, including helping individuals to find housing or therapeutic support for young people who have witnessed domestic violence. The charity is run by paid and voluntary staff, now with 54 volunteers across the North East.
A key takeaway from the exhibition was to remember that homelessness is not all about sleeping rough and people may become homeless for all sorts of reasons. We can all do our bit by taking the time to show a bit of care, not judging others for their situation, and if you really wanted to – you can donate to Foundation via their website (site link below!)