The Cambridge Churches Homeless Project
Cambridge Churches Homeless Project is a new registered charity set up in November 2017 to take over the winter shelter project (known as CCHP) started under Hope Cambridge.
The Cambridge Churches Homeless Project is hosted in a different church or venue each night and is essentially a temporary, pop up shelter that runs during the winter.
Initial referrals a made from our partners Wintercomfort for the Homeless, Jimmy's Assessment Centre, Cambridge Mental Heath & Street Outreach Team and the Dual Diagnosis Street Team.
Each night up to 15 homeless men are offered a warm welcome and a hot meal, friendship, pastoral care and a safe warm place to sleep. Guests leave in the morning to have breakfast and showers at Wintercomfort for the Homeless.
CCHP works in partnership with local homeless agencies, so that guests get the best chance to find the accommodation and support they need. CCHP acknowledges the generous support of many people who donate their time and money and rely on the prayers, generosity and good will of the 300 volunteers that are needed each winter to enable the project to happen.
CCHP is grateful for its many generous supporters. If you would like to support this work, or know someone who does, please visit the website for bank account details and a Gift Aid form.
Please make sure that any cheques are made payable to Cambridge Churches Homeless Project.
If you would like to know more, please contact Revd Sophie Young, Bishop's Officer for Homelessness on 07926 730778.
A prayer for the Cambridge Churches Homeless Project
As we create a space where we can share our food and stories together around the table
May our churches be home to those who have no home
May the warmth of our hospitality melt fear and mistrust
May we be transformed by our guests as they bless us,
holding a mirror up to us showing us who we really are
And may we let go of all that stops us from seeing Christ in the other. Amen.