12 Days of Christmas at Coram
Support for homeless youngsters this Christmas
Christmas messages of support have been flooding in for the care leavers and homeless young people who now live in Coram’s Supported Housing project.
Coram provided paper baubles to our supporters and asked them to add a personal Christmas message of hope for the young people in the project. Supported Housing provides accomodation for youngsters that offers more than just a roof over their heads. Our specialist team encourages teenagers to pursue education, employment and volunteering opportunities, so that they can continue in a positive direction for the future.
75,000 young people experience homelessness in the UK every year and one third of homeless people have lived in care. With Coram's Supported Housing project, 86% of the young people we work with continue with their education, employment or training 6 months after leaving.
Our Supported Housing film brings to life how Coram gave one care leaver, who was homeless at 16, a safe, comfortable place to call her own and a range of support services and advice to give her the helping hand she needed to create a brighter future.
What our supporters say
“Christmas greetings and a wish that good times will come to you with Coram’s help and your own courage.”
“Never give up on yourself. There are good people out there to help you. You will get through this. Stay safe.”
“We hope that you will enjoy a happy, safe Christmas with the hope that next year will be much better.”
“Keep strong. Keep going. Know that you are precious.”
“You are not forgotten. I wish you a happy future and send you my love.”
“Wishing you health and happiness for 2012 and keep believing in yourself.”
You can learn more about ways to support Coram here and help us continue to make better chances for children.
Coram help support children through a range of projects and services, you can learn more about them here:
Discover how the Family Drug and Alcohol Court delivered hope for one mother. “For Emma, FDAC offered a lifeline: ‘Without that level of support, my son definitely would have ended up in care.”
Watch our film on Coram Life Education and learn how Coram makes learning fun, capturing children's imaginations and helping children take responsibility for their own lives.
See how Coram used creative therapy to change one boys’ life, watch our Creative Therapies film