Hi. I’m Shaun and I would like to tell people about my experience being homeless and my relationship with CCMM. I was homeless for 15 years in Manchester and first met Steve and the team in my teenage years. As I began to visit their outreach van they steadily became a little bit of stability in my somewhat chaotic world. As well as the food, clothing, toiletries and brews, they became my friends. I loved Wednesday nights where I could offload, my then, negative mind, as I felt I was being heard and not invisible. We sang songs and I would smile and think it’s not that bad. Around 7 years ago I went to a rehab in Lancaster where I continued to get great support from Steve & Irene. They even visited me a number of times and took me out to eat, they like to feed people, (ha ha) and I have even stayed in their home, played golf with them, but Irene was to good. We have had many walks on Morecambe beach. They played a huge part in my growth and recovery and they still do to date. I now have a steady girlfriend of 5 years and a step son and I have just finished my shift at the homeless shelter where I now volunteer. I am not the biggest believer in God but I’m a huge believer in City Centre Ministries and am so thankful for all their years of support.