Churches in Swansea are working together to meet the needs and care for homeless
people through the coldest months. The new night shelter, run as a joint project under the banner of Swansea Hope, will provide emergency accommodation and a hot meal for rough sleepers.
Seven churches, including Parklands Church, Elim City Temple, Linden Church, Sketty Methodist and Christwell URC will each open their building up for one day every week.
The project opened doors for the first time on January 3rd and will continue till 28th February, 2012. Once the service is more established, there are plans to expand the length of opening time to four months.
Appreciating the need for good relationships with local homeless charities and the council, Mandy Harvey, Community development worker is thrilled to be at the point of opening:
“Swansea Hope aim to develop sustainable projects throughout the city. We have been blown away by God’s resourcefulness and just how many people want to be involved.”
“It’s a fantastic and exciting opportunity to show the love and practical care of Jesus and to give dignity and value to those who have lost almost everything. It is a chance to help practically and be open about our faith.”