‘When I was walking those streets I was drinking to die’, Paula recalls. For twenty long years Paula survived on the streets…in the shadows of society, drinking to numb the pain and the bone breaking cold. Paula had hit rock bottom.

Thanks to you, Paula was taken to Depaul’s Stella Maris Hostel. Here she started on the long road to reclaiming her life and independence.

Today, with your support, Paula has a place of her own and is finally looking positively to the future.