Hope for Havering are a registered charity working in Havering. The charity galvanises a number of Christian congregations and provides a night shelter for homeless people. The shelter is held at a different church premises every night so as not to impact on any one community and those that use the shelter are offered support in all areas. The charity also run 3 supported housing projects where homeless people are housed and supported towards employment education and training, as well as a christian rehabilitation unit following the 12 step programme. Hope for Havering is a remarkable charity run by extraordinary people.
The support from the community and from partner agencies has been exceptional and in 2011 the project won a silver award at the London problem solving awards, Kim Merry who set up the charity, and Sgt Hepple were invited to present the project to the prestigious Herman Goldstein problem solving awards in October 2011 at Rhode Island USA and the project was highly commended.
The success of the project in Havering inspired Barking and Dagenham to set up a similar project. Both charities are always on the look out for volunteers to assist and police personnel are very equipped to assist.
If anyone would like to get involved in either project please contact us and we will direct you accordingly.
This link is a letter from the mother of a young man, who previously failed by the system was helped by the local police team working in partnership with Hope for Havering.