Jen’s boyfriend made her feel safe in this new country. He told her he loved her and bought her pretty clothes and jewellery. One day, her boyfriend brought men over. They wanted to have sex with her. She tried to run away. Her boyfriend caught her and got angry. He yelled at her and hit her. He said she was stupid and ungrateful. Eventually, she stopped fighting and learned to cry without making a sound.

Finally, she couldn’t take it anymore, so she ran away. Now she is scared, alone, and has nowhere to go.

There are hundreds of reasons people end up on the street, and “I chose to” isn’t one of them. You can help people like Jen. With your support, we can provide the counselling, treatment and community she needs to overcome homelessness.

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