Kevin's Story

My name is Kevin Mckenna and I am a recovering addict. This is my story and how I came to be involved with Streetlytes...

I am Irish and 37 years old with a 22 year history of heroin addiction. When I left Ireland, I had lost everything dear to me, my family, my home and my girlfriend who had died from a heroin overdose. I found myself alone and homeless, with no money in London and for the first time in my life my safety net was gone and I was alone, scared and hungry. I was standing with other homeless people in Westminster during   the winter of 2010  and we were hoping a soup run would arrive as it was so very cold.  A couple of guys approached us and asked if we would like a hot meal and sit inside for a while and we said yes of course!

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