Andrew grew up in an alcohol fuelled home and always felt unloved and unwanted. And at 13 years of age his worst fears were confirmed when he was put into care.

He didn’t know it then, but Andrew was already on the long and lonely road to homelessness.

After years of physical and mental abuse, he was put out on the streets. Andrew was only 16.

He has dragged a heavy feeling of loneliness and abandonment with him ever since. Depaul is working with Andrew, helping him to build his confidence and develop his talent with music. He’s now talking to us in his quiet, gentle voice about the future: going to college, getting a job and finding a home.

With your support – we can offer Andrew, and others like him, a brighter future.