52 Lives

#344 Sophie

Request: Gift vouchers for clothing / Donations / Kind messages

This week, we’d like to help 20 year old Sophie, who is in need of some support.

Sophie experienced a lot of trauma as a child. Their parents used drugs, Sophie was physically abused, and their dad ended up in prison. When Sophie was a teenager, their dad died. Sophie was living with a relative, but it was a violent household, and so they had little choice but to go back and live with their mum. The relationship between her and Sophie and was incredibly volatile and Sophie ended up living on the streets. Sophie has also had struggled with gender and identity, which has caused even more anxiety for them.

Sophie was helped by a homelessness charity, which has been supporting them to find accommodation and to learn how to live independently. Sophie has recently been diagnosed with autism, which has brought some relief and understanding to some of the worries and challenges they have had over the years. 

Sophie is now living independently for the first time and doesn’t have a family support network to help them get set up, or even to support with life skills, like getting a driver’s license - but, with your help, we would like to be that support network and give Sophie the practical and emotional help they need to get their new life started.

What We Need

1. Donations: We will use your donations to buy storage furniture for Sophie, and to support them in getting their driver's license. Any donations we receive above this will be used to help in other ways. 

2. Gift cards for clothing: Sophie doesn't have many clothes, so we'd love to provide some gift cards so they can go shopping and choose what they need. The best gift cards are for a shop called 'Yours Clothing.' To buy an e-gift card, please click on the link below. The gift cards should be sent to 'Sophie' using the email address admin@52-lives.orgWe will remove your email address and contact details before passing your gift card along. 

3. Kind messages: Sophie has been through a really difficult time, and we'd love to send them some kind messages to let them know there are lots of kind people out there who are sending them love and support.  To send a kind message by email, please write it in the form below (your contact details will not be passed along), or by post to: 52 Lives (Sophie), PO Box 3154, Reading, RG1 9AT. 



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