Registered Charity Number: No.1174223
The Wolverhampton Church Shelter provides all year round temporary overnight accommodation for up to 20 rough sleepers per night.
Many people sleep rough in our city every night with no other provision of emergency shelter available. We are now seeking to build on what we have learnt over the last 2 years.
Tackling street homelessness is not just about putting a roof over the head of a rough sleeper. It is about identifying the underlying causes of their poverty and finding ways to empower them to address these issues which are often extremely complex. To get them to open up about these issues takes trust and trust has to be built and earned.
Volunteers at the shelter are trained to build relationship with the users through listening in a non-judgmental manner. The only way to tackle street homelessness is to bring a holistic approach to addressing all these issues. The Wolverhampton Church Shelter is the start of this journey.