At The Connection, no one is left out in the cold at Christmas.

We want to introduce you to Michael. You might not know him, but your generosity has changed his life.

At the start of this year Michael was sleeping on a bench in Embankment in the freezing cold. Now, he has a roof over his head and a warm feeling of hope that his future will be different.

It wasn’t an easy path off the streets, and it’s one we’re still supporting him on. The Connection has stuck with Michael every step of the way.

Here’s how Michael has worked with us to overcome homelessness in his own words:

More people need your help this Christmas…

People sleeping rough often tell us it feels like they’re invisible. So, as Michael says, “when someone does something that makes you feel seen, it’s massive.”

Christmas can be especially lonely. There are more people sleeping rough than this time last year, and as temperatures drop, it’s never been more important to make sure everyone on the streets feels safe and supported.

It’s a bigger job than usual for The Connection this winter, and it simply wouldn’t be possible without your generous donation. Here’s how many people needed our support in the last year alone:

how many people came to The Connection for support

Data from our Annual Report

A donation of any size could be the gift that saves someone from the worst of winter, and makes this their last Christmas without a home.

Please give what you can today.