T.H.O.M.A.S. (Those on the Margins of a Society)
EDGES Magazine

Issue 21 INDEX
April 2000

Editorial Comment Father McCartney introduces the Issue 21 of Edges Magazine
Another New Face We welcome Trish to our team
We are a Community of Compassion Courage ... Jane Clark Joined our team several months ago
I get satisfaction in helping others Bal is one of our voluntary workers
I was held at knifepoint by an addict Christine, a pharmacist, shares her story
I've known what its like to be homeless George aged 24 visits our drop in centre
You have brought me back to life Emma, brought back to life through our Reconcile project
I just couldn't stop drinking Steve, an alcololic from Liverpool recently joined our reconcile project.
One of our many visitors Steve from Zimbabwe and a worker with Nightsafe shares his views.
Don't Discard The Pensioner Joan, a senior citizen hereself, reflects on a changing society.
This Project Does Not Give Up On You Simon returns to our project and shares his poetry
I Watched My Son Become An Addict Marie, from London, know's what its like to watch a loved one change
I Feel So Isolated And Alone Paul battles with depression
I Had My First Taste Of Drugs At 10 A drug addict for 20 years shares his story
Homelessness Can Happen To Anyone Stuart talks to us as he searches for a roof
Queer As Folk Father John Hanvey, a team member, shares his views on Clause 28
LONDON - I've Seen People Die On The Streets Terry shares his story with us
Beacon Of Light A poem written by a parent whilst the 2 sons were in detox
LONDON - I Continue To Search For A Job Damien's story as he sleeps rough searching for a job
Unemployed Helped Back To Work Edges welcomes this new initiative from the Treasury
Gilbert Killed At 19 Nellie & Jim Sutcliffe were froends of Gilbert who was killed at the battlle of Mont Casino during world war 2.
The Gay Issue Some personnal thoughts by M.S.
RECONCILIATION Elaine Kennedy tells of the great joy of seeing young people who have completed our project being reconciled to their family
From East Germany To The UK Jordan gew up in East Germany andnow lives in Lancashire. he shares his story with us.
We Make Young People Believe In Themselves Anne Slater, part of our Reconcile Team, shares her thoughts
I Slept Out To Make Money For You We thank Marie for her sleep out. She raised money for our work.
Keep Up The Good Work Denis came to us with a drink problem last year and we provided him with an opportunity to deal with his addiction. He shares with us the following...
Lives Of Disabled Children Professer Alan Prout, Director of the Economic Research Council's Programme spoke at our Oxford Conference
Crime - No Other Option? Inspector Paul Wotton from the Metropolitan Police spoke at our Oxford conference on Youth Lost Through Social Exclusion.

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