Lauren's campaign has fully funded! 🎉 A Beam employee is now supporting her on her journey through training and into work as a paralegal.
But other Beam members need your help. Support the greatest number of homeless people to train up and get into work by giving monthly.
I was so pleased to see that my campaign had funded already. It’s uplifting and it’s really healing to be reminded that there are good people out there. I know that this is about the training but the most poignant thing right now is to see the kindness in people after years of bad experiences.
I started my course last week. It’s exciting to get back to studying - I feel like a kid at the first day of school and i’m delighted to be learning again. I'm really enjoying my course so far and I feel like i’ve arrived at the work that I’m meant to be doing with my life.
I feel so uplifted and energised by all the incredible support and kind words of encouragement so far.
I’m already revising for my first exam which is on the topic of the English Legal System and I’m reading ‘Letters to a Law Student’. 📚
Thank you so much for making all this possible!
Lauren is referred by one of Beam's charity partners
Lauren's campaign begins to fund
Lauren begins the first year of her graduate diploma
Lauren completes her first year and launches a second campaign to fund her final year
Lauren completes the Diploma and becomes a full-time paralegal
Too often homeless people are forced to lie out of sheer desperation. We think it's better when relationships are built on trust and honesty. Beam verifies each member in 4 ways:
1. Referral: every member of Beam is referred by a registered homelessness charity or local authority.
2. Interviews: before their campaign launches, each member is interviewed twice by a Beam Member Manager.
3. References: we take references on each member from the charity who refers them and someone in a position of responsibility.
4. Profile: we take great care to verify information in a member's story is true.
It's your money.
We work hard to ensure that you can give confidently.
A caseworker or "Member Manager" is an employee of Beam who helps those referred to Beam to plan a crowdfunding campaign and supports them through training and into work.
All Member Managers are trained professionals who specialise in supporting vulnerable adults by focusing on their strengths and abilities.