How we live together: the couple who host homeless people

January 16, 2020

We had reservations about letting a stranger into our home, but Hamez was so friendly, funny and positive

 

Austerity measures have affected our country and, particularly, our community. Food banks and homelessness have increased so dramatically that we wanted to do something to help. After a bit of searching we stumbled across Nightstop, a charity that places homeless people with local hosts who have a spare room.

 

Naturally, we had reservations about letting a stranger into our home, but we were given training and support. We hosted Hamez a few months ago and he couldn’t have been nicer. He has had a difficult time, but was so friendly, funny and positive. To have that kind of outlook in his situation is inspiring.

 

Everyone who has stayed with us was vetted first, and we’ve never had any issues. You meet and learn about different people, and feel as if you’re making a difference, even if it’s just for a night.

 

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