On 19th March we ran an online franchise information evening giving people an opportunity to explore what partnering with Hope into Action in their local area might look like.

Fifteen guests attended the evening, representing eight new potential Hope into Action franchise projects across the UK. The evening represents a great opportunity for growth as we look to open more houses for people in the coming years.

Our aim is to see long-term, sustained transformation taking place in the lives of individuals. The partnership we build between tenants, churches, empowerment workers and investors empowers tenants to move to independence. 

This can involve addressing issues of addiction, mental health and rebuilding relationships.  It also involves employment and building confidence. Our model has seen great success, with 92% of tenants who previously served a custodial sentence not reoffending, and 89% of tenants who have (had) a relationship with drugs and alcohol reducing their dependency or becoming sober.

Jon Kuhrt, Hope into Action CEO, said “We had a great evening sharing our vision for Hope into Action and it’s always exciting to meet others who share that vision too. We are so encouraged by the commitment of churches and individuals who want to address homelessness in their local communities.”

Serving refugees was a big focus for the group who gathered on Monday night. We have tenants from a wide variety of backgrounds, and franchises often choose to focus on a particular demographic depending on their passions and local needs.

There are currently 30 Hope into Action franchises operating in the UK and this year we already have plans for four new locations.  We hope for even more in the near future!

Our Easter appeal will help support the four new locations launching this year. You can make a donation here.