52 Lives

#378 Rowan

Request: Donations / Gifts / Kind messages

This week, we’re trying to help a 26 year old man called Rowan.

Rowan's mum was violent, so he had to move in with his nan when he was 11. His nan became unwell and couldn’t care for him anymore, so he was placed into care.

Rowan has an autism diagnosis and his support worker said he finds it challenging to maintain stable relationships. He was in and out of foster care for most of his teenage years and, when he was old enough, he was given a property in social housing. But he wasn’t used to taking care of himself and had no support. Rowan was sexually abused by a neighbour and was then placed in supported living under social services. Around this time, Rowan was also being financially and physically abused by a family member, who has a problem with drug use.

With the support of social services, Rowan has now moved out of supported living and into a council property on his own. He is away from the people who were taking advantage of him, and has even started doing some voluntary gardening work for elderly people in the community. He was nominated by his support worker, who said Rowan tends to neglect himself and has very few possessions. 

He has no family support and has been through a decade of trauma. We’d like to give him a fresh start in his new home.

What We Need

1. Donations: We'll use your donations to buy some of the bigger things Rowan needs and to provide some of the essential things he needs. 100% of what you donate will be used to help him. Donate online or by text using the details below.

2. Gifts from a wishlist: We've set up a wishlist with some of the things Rowan needs - just click on the link below and you'll be taken to Amazon where you can choose a gift. It will be sent directly to the Rowan (just tick 'this is a gift' and select the 'gift registry address' when you checkout).

3. New home cards / Kind messages: To send a card for Rowan, please post it to 52 Lives (Rowan), PO Box 3154, Reading, RG1 9AT. Or you can email him a message by writing it in the form below and we will pass it along (your contact details will not be shared).


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