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Welcome to Faith in Action Merton Homelessness Project (FiA)

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    Faith in Action

    Faith in Action

    Hello. We are Faith in Action Merton and our mission is to help with local homelessness by running a Drop-In centre to welcome the homeless and vulnerably housed.
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    Andy the Manager

    Andy the Manager

    on reception at the Drop-In Centre. There is a warm welcome and a hot meal for all, and help with getting the right certificates, job centre registration, and finding accommodation.
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    Service user

    Service user with staff member

    Caroline having a conversation outside the Homeless Drop-In centre
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    Lunch for service users

    Lunch, and meeting people

    Service users enjoy a freshly-cooked lunch
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    Lunch

    Lunch at the Drop-In

    Our lunches are renowned for being tasty and nutritious, and we have two teams of cooks working hard to make something special for our visitors
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    Friday kitchen volunteers

    Friday kitchen volunteers

    cook a high-quality lunch for service users
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    Wednesday kitchen volunteers

    Wednesday kitchen volunteers

    cook a high-quality lunch for our service users
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    Internet access

    Internet access

    enables our service users to register with the Job Centre and helps them move on
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    Laundry

    Laundry

    We have two washing machines and a drier for service users' clothes
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    Clothes

    Clothing

    We receive many generous clothing donations, and clothes are available for service users who need them
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    Volunteers

    Volunteers

    help out in all sorts of capacities – and have a great time whilst doing so!
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    Volunteering

    Volunteering

    Our volunteers lend a caring and non-judgmental ear. For many of our Drop-In users, this is the first time they have been properly listened to in a long time.
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    Drop-In staff

    Drop-In staff

    Angela and Caroline are project workers at the Homeless Drop-In Centre
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    Fund-raising

    Fund-raising

    We arrange all sorts of fund-raising events, from sleep-outs to quiz-nights like this one. If you'd like to get involved, just let us know.
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    YMCA Sleepout

    YMCA Sleepeasy

    Bedding down for the night in sub-zero temperatures – for a good cause this time. But for many of our Drop-In visitors this is a regular, unavoidable and dangerous experience.
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    Faith in Action

    Merton Faith in Action

    You are always welcome. And we will always listen.

Every Wednesday and Friday throughout the year, FiA runs a Homeless Drop-in Centre with the help of volunteers. On average 60+ homeless and vulnerably housed people attend each session. These are mainly men, and a few women, for whom little other help is available.

As well as a warm and friendly welcome they can get a high-quality hot lunch, internet access and help with filling in on-line forms, and help with moving on. We provide help with addictive and other behaviour problems too. Here is more information about the Drop-in.

Donations needed

We are a charity and rely on your support to maintain this essential work. Please help.
Support the ‘Square Meal Appeal’ every month.

  • £5 pays for two Square Meals
  • £10 pays for razors for two weeks to enable service users to shower and shave
  • £17 pays the cost of one average service user’s day at the Drop-In
  • £30 pays for two new, warm sleeping bags which we give out to those rough sleeping
  • £50 pays for a month’s worth of the warm socks and underclothes our service users need
  • £100 pays for all the food provided in a day for up to 80 people.

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Contribute via JustGiving, or contact us to make a donation or join our regular supporters list. Larger amounts gratefully received. Fundraising events are welcome too. See the Donate page.

Fundraising event: FiA Trustee David Reeves is running the Warsaw Marathon on 25 September 2016. Please sponsor David  – see www.justgiving.com/davidereeves

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