John's Story

Posted on: 01-Mar-2019
Filed under: News
John became homeless in 1992 due to alcohol addiction and following a breakdown of relationships with his family. On becoming homeless, John spent some years living in hostels, however, drug use was rampant in the hostels so he began to sleep rough on the streets of Dublin, in parks and squatting in old buildings. John returned to live in a hostel two years ago. As per hostel rules, he would have to leave by 10am in the morning and could not return until that evening. As a result, John was hanging around street corners, drinking heavily with nowhere to go and nothing to do.

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