During her five years living on London’s streets, Courtney Bain spent a few nights in homeless shelters geared to adults.
It was a memorable experience, for all the wrong reasons.
“You have other adult women coming in to your room at two o’clock in the morning, asking if you have a lighter, [offering to] split their drugs with you. At first, you’re shocked and disgusted but as time goes on, you start to try those things. That becomes normal to you. That’s how [people] slip.”