Ending Homelessness, Changing Futures
AT Llamau we believe that no young person or vulnerable woman should ever have to experience homelessness. Our mission is to eradicate homelessness for young people and vulnerable women. But for thousands of the most vulnerable people in Wales, homelessness is a frightening reality.
Thirty years ago, Llamau was founded to provide homeless teenagers with a safe place to stay. Since then, we have supported over 67,000 young people, women and their children who are either homeless or facing homelessness.
Many people think the job of a homelessness charity will be to provide accommodation – a safe place to stay.
But it is very clear to us that for most people who are facing homelessness, their problems are far more complex than a lack of permanent shelter.
That’s why we treat everyone who needs our support as an individual. We recognise their unique strengths and needs and make sure that they are supported to rebuild their futures.
We are a values-led organisation which puts the people we support at the heart of the organisation. Our values mean that we can offer the highest quality support and empathy. Our values are: We Respect; We Listen; We Encourage; We Learn; We Don’t Give Up.
We believe that we all have the right to fulfil our potential, and to feel safe and secure, despite the difficult circumstances we sometimes face.
Llamau is the leading homelessness charity in Wales, supporting the most vulnerable young people and women. We are particularly well known for working with those most at risk – care leavers, people who have been involved with the criminal justice system, people who have experienced domestic abuse and people who have had chaotic and disadvantaged lifestyles. They need high levels of individual support to help them gain the skills necessary for them to live independent and purposeful lives in their communities.
At Llamau, we never give up on anyone.
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