John’s Story

My name is John Boston and I’m 64 years old. I came across Sanctuary after being evicted from my home for not paying the rent.  It was my fault and as a result I ended up sleeping on the streets of Gravesend which is something I’d never done before.

I was directed to Sanctuary and found it was far more than an overnight shelter.  I was made welcome and they gave me clothes, shoes, I could get a hot shower, hot food as well as a safe place to sleep. If it hadn’t been for Sanctuary I would probably still be on the street.

Today my life has changed.  I now have a council flat and I make regular trips back to Sanctuary only this time as a helper.  And it’s all thanks to the volunteers who care about the homeless and have helped me move on with my life.