Charity of the Month

 

 

Acton Homeless Concern is a remarkable project, linked with Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church but with many supporters and volunteers beyond that church.  There are two sites. 

Emmaus House, on the corner of Berrymeade Gardens and the High Street, provides a hot meal at no charge five days a week, every week.  There’s a GP provision as well as Alternative Therapy.  There are clothes available for children and adults.  There is advice and guidance.  There are links in to St Mungo’s who help with housing and RISE, which is a drugs and alcohol service.  The pastoral support and personal attention provided by the manager Ian Breen is extraordinary. 

Then the Damien Centre, on the corner of Church Street and the High Street, is an afternoon drop in.  There you can get a cup of tea and something light to eat.  There are papers to read.  You can sit and chat to others, or simply find some quiet space to collect your thoughts.  

We love what they do, so once again we have made Acton Homeless Concern our charity of the month for January and February.  Do please help us to be generous towards them with your own giving, and if you have clothes and non-perishable food, they are only too glad to receive – just take straight there.  Keep them in your prayers too.  It’s rewarding but challenging work.


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