Swansea Hope Night Shelter 2018
We have opened Churchrooms at All Saints' since the beginning of the year on Tuesday evenings as part of the Swansea Hope Night Shelter initiative. It will run until the end of March.
Seven Swansea Churches open their doors on different nights of the week to provide shelter for up to twelve guests who want to come off the streets.
We are so grateful to those who have forward to volunteer and train so far. Though most of our helpers are from All Saints' we will be once again joined by volunteers from St Paul's Sketty, St Samlet's, Llansamlet and several other local Churches. We are delighted this winter to welcome helpers from Our Lady Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church in Mumbles.
As in previous years there are three shifts: evening [6pm -10pm], nights [10pm-6pm], mornings [6am-8.30am].
A friendly welcome, a good meal and a warm bed to sleep in for the night really does make a difference to our guests. The Shelter also helps a number of rough sleepers in the city to come off the streets for good. It's challenging and often enjoyable work.
So far this year we have welcomed between one and seven guests each evening.
If you would like to help in the future please contact our Parish Night Shelter Co-ordinator April Beynon on 366110.
You could also help by donating gloves and socks or give a donation to help towards the cost of providing a meal, taxis and heating the Churchrooms.
"I was hungry and you gave me food. I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger and you welcomed me in" [The words of Jesus - Matthew 25.35]