Evelyn came to Positive Action in Housing after fleeing domestic violence. Her ex-partner refused to allow her contact with their infant daughter and, with No Recourse to Public Funds, she was living in a hotel that served as a winter night shelter. She had no friends or family in Scotland that she could turn to for help, no income, and she didn’t know how to find a safe home for herself and her daughter.
Room for Refugees found a host, Mary, who offered Evelyn a safe place to start putting her life back together. Evelyn regained custody of her daughter and was granted Leave to Remain. She and Mary have established a supportive and caring friendship.
You were the only organisation that offered to help. The placement has helped me have a safe place ready for my daughter when she was brought back to my care. It provided me with a place to heal and start the first steps to rebuild my life after leaving an abusive home. My daughter and I have been able to experience a different type of community, a peaceful, caring community that works together to help each other. Mary has been very caring to me and my daughter. She has shown us exceptional kindness. She has been a great support and has gone through this difficult journey, out of her way to help us whenever I ask for help. She has become a family friend, and I will forever cherish her and will always be part of my life.