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This is what our young people have to say:
“I have enjoyed my time with GISDA and have benefited from the courses such as Theatre Forum and cooking sessions.
“Throughout the years, GISDA has supported many young people through difficult times in their lives.
“GISDA has helped me so much over the past few months and I would like to thank the staff. They’re all very friendly, welcoming and very understanding.
“GISDA is a fantastic organisation that helps young people to stand on their feet. GISDA also helps young people try different activities – trail biking, Theatre forum, Porthmadog fun day, cooking sessions.
These help you become more confident.
Please have a look at the DVD which our young people have made themselves - click here
These are just some of the stories that our young people want to share with you:
"Lisa was 16 years old when she came to GISDA for help. She had left school and Lisa said “I was in quite a bit of trouble at the time”. Her friend told her about GISDA’s services and she decided to come to GISDA for help."
- Click here to view Lisa's story
"When I was 15 years old I came to GISDA for help. My parents had emigrated to Tenerife and I decided to stay in Caernarfon to complete my GCSE exams. I lived in my older brother’s house and I was grateful that my parents saw me as responsible enough to take care of myself at such a young age. "
- Click here to view Paul's story
"Sara was 19 when she approached GISDA. Originally from Talysarn, she was living in Caernarfon at the time. She knew about GISDA’s services because she knew Simon Glyn who worked at GISDA at the time."
- Click here to view Sara's story
"I am 20 years old and left school without any qualifications. I had several jobs but felt I was being taken advantage of by employers because of my young age. I started to offend and ended up with a tag. I began drifting from sofa to sofa and decided to contact GISDA."
- Click here to view Harri's story
"I am 18 years of age and up until six months ago felt that nothing was going right in my life. Massive explosive arguments at home resulted in me being threatened to be kicked out and made it seem like the end of the world at the time. My College work was suffering as I struggled to keep myself together, friendships were under strain and I lashed out at the people that cared about me pushing them away."
- Click here to view Claire's story
"Understanding and helpful
Just being there
When I felt that no-one
Really did care"
- Click here to view Ffion's poem
"Before I got to Hafan life was pretty bad
Spendin’ nights on people’s couches was gettin’ me quite sad"
- Click here to view Ben's poem
"I came to GISDA, wanted help
A place to stay out of the cold
I needed guidance to get things right
No more heartache or a fight"
- Click here to view Elvira's poem
"I joined GISDA at the age of twenty, after realizing that my relationship between me and my family had deteriorated and we were rarely talking. The times we did talk felt like I was being told what to do, or being blamed for anything they could think of."
- Click here to view Anthony's story
Other stories - Click Here