Nancy interviewed in The Stylist

Our hard-working and inspiring Acorn House Manager, Nancy Akwani was interviewed for The Stylist this week.

Here are some exceprts:

"Every day I count myself lucky that I have the opportunity to make an impact on another person’s life."
"Despite being a woman in charge of lots of male residents, I have never felt unsafe – even in the past during night shifts, when it was just me and 16 men.

Residents come to us because they’re serious about getting clean, and most of them, when you take the drugs away, are beautiful human beings.

Residents come to us because they’re serious about getting clean, and most of them, when you take the drugs away, are beautiful human beings.

Of course, when someone relapses and has to leave it can be difficult – sometimes they beg to be taken back and it’s hard not to wonder whether I’ve failed them in some way."

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