Hope Into Action UK

Hope into Action Christmas Appeal 2020

Our dream is every church lovingly making a home for the homeless. We want to enable more churches to house the homeless and give them community in the wake of Coronavirus. Funds raised will go towards opening new supported homes for vulnerable and insecurely housed women, men and families.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1137686)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£75,000

Amount raised

£81,963

Donations

209

Championed by The Reed Foundation

    Categories

  • Homeless/RefugeHomeless/Refuge
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief
  • ReligiousReligious

    Helping

  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind
  • Refugees/Asylum SeekersRefugees/Asylum Seekers
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

Coronavirus has created economic and emotional devastation. Prisoners have been released onto the streets and women and children are being left homeless as they escape domestic abuse and violence. The biggest challenge is still to come. As recession bites, the silent effects of COVID-19 on mental health, employment and the welfare state mean those whose lives were precarious before are now even more vulnerable to being made homeless.

Solution

With your help, we can offer homeless men, women, children and families safe homes with dignity and support. We believe that the homeless have a right to a home and that churches are well placed to provide it. We enable churches to respond to this challenge to provide and furnish homes, not just with a ‘bed’ or a ‘room’, but with love and support and positive relationships. We would love to see a home in every community, run and supported by the local church, and we can help.

  • Hope into Action? It overwhelms me to be honest, because if I couldn't find permanent accommodation my kids would have been taken away from me. It makes you feel like you're human again and there are people who care.

    — Amanda

  • I had several deaths of people very close to me. The bad part of my life really started. Sleeping rough in doorways. Until Hope into Action came along. It was the first time I had a key to the front door and somewhere I could call home. They put me somewhere safe. I then had hope and Hope had me.

    — Gary

  • I came out of the army. I couldn't settle. That was it for 30 years. Hope into Action opened new horizons for me. I had my own bedroom. My own living room. Because of the love and support I was feeling, it changed the dynamic from a house to a home. Something I've been looking for all my life.

    — Rob