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Stonepillow stories

We’re so proud of the people who turn their lives around

And we’re so proud of the community of people – staff, volunteers, donors, fundraisers, supporters, well-wishers – who are here to support them. Here are their stories. Please do read them – we know you’ll feel inspired when you do.

“I’ve had help getting housed, with my mental health and they’ve helped me more than any other service”

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From Adversity to University

A bridging course into higher education “From Adversity to University” is a collaborative initiative pioneered by the University of Chichester in partnership with Stonepillow.…

Are you going home tonight?

https://youtu.be/N_le-DFQgzQ?si=bZhH1Qlal5SUpeOS Every night this winter, 250+ vulnerable adults in our community won’t be going back home. They might be in emergency accommodation, on someone’s…

Never Give Up – Vincent’s Journey

NEVER GIVE UP! Vincent first started working with Stonepillow over 10 years ago. He was initially accessing our night shelter in Bognor Regis. Over…

The story behind Hick’s House

https://youtu.be/XCM-7WDUPNM We are delighted to announce the opening of our newly extended service ‘Hicks House’ situated next to our hostel on Hunston Road, Chichester.…

Housing First Impact

Listen and view information about our Housing First project and how it has had an impact on the lives of clients we support. Craig's…

Stonepillow clients are off to university!

We have been working with our partners, the University of Chichester, to transform the lives of our clients by giving them the skills and…

Nick’s story

One of our clients, Nick, shares his experience of being on the streets at Christmas: "For me being homeless at Christmas was a very…

Paul’s story

Paul is 51 years old, he is well-educated and has had a successful career as a roofing contractor for 37 years, yet he found…

Mary’s story

"Finding myself one step from the gutter I realised the next drink could be my last. I had lost my family, my friends, my…

How it all began

Stonepillow is the trading name of St Richard of Christian Care Association (CCA) which was formed in 1989 following a sermon given by our…

Brian’s new home

Brian is delighted, he slept rough for 11 years and now he has a home. Brian's flat is an extra care facility linked to…

Rose’s story

Rose is a charming 61 year old woman. She is well educated, has had a long and successful career. And now she is homeless. When…

Rory’s story

The road to recovery is not always an easy one but Stonepillow is always there to help. Rory came to Stonepillow in 2012 having…

Brian’s story

Brian is 64 years old. He is cheerful and courteous. He doesn’t drink alcohol or take drugs, he never has. And he has been…

Amy’s story

Amy had been with her husband for approximately ten years. The relationship had been emotionally abusive for most of this time. They separated briefly…

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