Amy grew up in care and in foster homes. There were good times and dark times along the way. One of her lowest points was a serious assault that took place when she was younger, it made Amy fearful and scared.
When she reached 18, she no longer had the support of foster care and found herself on her own fending for herself. She was vulnerable and lonely. Wanting to feel loved, she unfortunately became involved with a man who physically abused her. As the violence escalated, her neighbours complained about the disturbance, and she lost her home.
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Amy sank into a prolonged and severe depression, she lost her confidence to live on her own and, just like when she was younger, she was fearful and scared.
Amy came in contact with Dublin Simon Community and a room was arranged for her at Chester House, one of our supported housing services. She met her keyworker Ciara who assured Amy she was in a safe place with people who cared and most importantly she could stay with Dublin Simon as long as she needed to.
Ciara worked with Amy to empower her to become more independent, building up her confidence and resilience a day at a time. Amy is now in a position where she can feel safe and secure in her home, and her depression and anxiety are improving.