Hope into Action

Who Are They? 

  • Hope into Action is a registered charity whose unique purpose is to enable churches to house and support the homeless.
  • They provide not just shelter and housing know-how but also friendship.
  • Together with over 50 churches they provide direct support to people whom others have often given up on.
  • They believe everyone has the right to a home and churches have the power to meet the tragedy of homelessness in their community.
  • Homes are now available for a wide range of “homeless”, people in recovery from addiction, people sleeping rough, women and children fleeing domestic violence, people coming out of rehab, former prostitutes, refugees, those suffering mental health issues and survivors of human trafficking.
  • Their vision is for every church to lovingly provide the homeless with a home.
  • The tragedy of homelessness is in every community.
  • Few local homelessness services offer a home and a community of people to accept you as you are.

 

“If our tenants have a safe home and the security of positive relationships then they will find the confidence, motivation and hope for change.”

 

Their Mission

To mobilise, unite and unleash Christian prayer, investments, donations and relationships to fight the injustice of homelessness.

For more information visit the Hope into Action Website

 

Hope into Action at Gleneagles Church

October 2018 was an exciting time for Gleneagles Church when the purchase of a house in Wellingborough, to ‘house the homeless’, was made. Members of Gleneagles church, together with investors found by the charity Hope Into Action, had raised the required funds.

After the purchase, it took a few months to complete the  furnishing and equipping of the house  to make it ready and welcoming for the first tenants. Many household items were donated by members of the church.

New Home – from Royalty free stock images

Happily, our first tenant moved in on June 22nd this year and it is hoped a second tenant will soon follow.

The tenants are supported by an Empowerment Worker, Jayne Jones, and the Gleneagles Church Friendship and Support group.  They will be helped and encouraged to make positive choices in their lives, find regular employment, manage household tasks and finances and eventually be able to move on to independent living so that the church can help a succession of homeless people to leave life on the streets.

Please pray with us for Jayne and the Friendship and Support Group which she leads, for our first tenant KP (name not made public for confidentiality reasons) and for a second tenant to be found.

 

Linked Resources:

https://www.streetlink.org.uk/

Connects rough sleepers to local services

 

https://england.shelter.org.uk/

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