Hi my name is John Ionut Mocanu, I'm 19 and I have become homeless in London due to the COVID-19 pandemic and having been disowned by my family in Romania after coming out as gay. I left my hometown to pursue studies in London in hope of a brighter future. I enrolled in Kings College studying ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and got a job with Kaspas Desserts which allowed me to pay for a small place in East London but unfortunately, I was laid off during the COVID-19 pandemic with no financial aid. I was evicted from my apartment and have now been living on the streets for one week. I contacted LGBTQIA+ organisations and homeless shelters in London (AKT, Housing Aid, Framework) as well as my university but all were unable to help. Any amount you can donate would be life-saving, so I can find a secure place to stay.

Thank you all so much!


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John Mocanu 
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
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