The Nehemiah Project

The Nehemiah Project London - Supported Housing

We work with vulnerable men with a history of addiction, giving them a safe home where they address their addiction and past behaviour, supported by experienced keyworkers, while they change their lives and choose new life ambitions - to work and live independently, reunited with their families.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 29 November 2016 to 12:01 PM, 6 December 2016

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1058536)

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Campaign target

£3,000

Donations

    Category

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Homeless/RefugeHomeless/Refuge
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy

    Helping

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  • I wasn‚Äôt aware of the people I was hurting. I didn‚Äôt think twice about getting what I wanted ‚Äì I was just going through a lifestyle of crime, drugs, prison and broken relationships. I went to TNP because I was tired of being sick and tired, of wasting my life, causing victims. Recovery gave me hope

    — George

  • The only effective way to break addiction is the gift of desperation.My problem is not drink and drugs,my true problem is living life on life‚Äôs terms. Drink and drugs was my solution, with consequences. I made a choice, I had a moment of clarity in a suicidal state. I decided to give Nehemiah a go.

    — Darren is 28, abandoned by his mother at six and left with his violent, mentally-ill father. He started taking cocaine at thirteen

  • The Nehemiah Project gives great potential for self development because it‚Äôs make or break yourself right there and then and it‚Äôs not just the first day you get here, it‚Äôs every day you‚Äôre left with your own life in your own hands. Nehemiah is the only thing that‚Äôs worked .

    — Victor, age 50, had his first birthday cake at Nehemiah. Using drugs since he was 14, he's now a fitness instructor and volunteers with youth charity

  • The only effective way to break addiction is the gift of desperation.My problem is not drink and drugs,my true problem is living life on life’s terms. Drink and drugs was my solution, with consequences. I made a choice, I had a moment of clarity in a suicidal state. I decided to give Nehemiah a go.

    — Darren is 28, abandoned by his mother at six and left with his violent, mentally-ill father. He started taking cocaine at thirteen

  • The Nehemiah Project gives great potential for self development because it’s make or break yourself right there and then and it’s not just the first day you get here, it’s every day you’re left with your own life in your own hands. Nehemiah is the only thing that’s worked .

    — Victor, age 50, had his first birthday cake at Nehemiah. Using drugs since he was 14, he's now a fitness instructor and volunteers with youth charity

  • I wasn’t aware of the people I was hurting. I didn’t think twice about getting what I wanted – I was just going through a lifestyle of crime, drugs, prison and broken relationships. I went to TNP because I was tired of being sick and tired, of wasting my life, causing victims. Recovery gave me hope

    — George

Situation

The men we work with are often the most disadvantaged in society with high social-environmental risk factors such as low incomes, single-parent families, domestic violence, parents with addictive and criminal behaviours, learning difficulties and mental health issues. Their addiction develops as a means of escape, and then becomes its own trap. There is little sustained help available for our men to address their problems in an effective manner, getting to the heart of why they needed an escape

Solution

The Supported Housing Programme gives our Residents the opportunity to address their addiction and past behaviour in a supportive and safe environment. The initial 12 week programme includes process groups, educational sessions and family work, teaching the men to become independent and self-sufficient. This is followed by the opportunity to spend up to a year in one of our move-on houses in Clapham, where they seek work, training and independent housing, whilst maintaining their recovery.