World Homeless Day – 10th of October

At Hope into Action, we believe that the Christian faith can make a lasting difference to homelessness.

If you are in any doubt, take a look at the changes in the tenants housed by Hope into Action partner churches this year. Some to highlight for you:

Of the 412 tenants housed with Hope into Action last year,

· 92% of our tenants have stabilised or improved their mental and physical health

· 89% of tenants who formerly misused drugs & alcohol maintained, reduced or stopped using drugs & alcohol.

· 50% of tenants chose to engage with the Christian faith, outside of what is already offered by our friendship and support groups. 56% have asked for prayer and we have celebrated 6 baptisms.

Behind every statistic is a story - Hope into Action provides the professional support but crucially people like you in churches provide Friendship and Support that makes the lasting difference for our tenants. You can see more in our video here.

We hope you will join with us in celebrating every individual tenant and pray for their continued success.

World Homeless Day started in 2010, the same year Hope into Action did! It is an opportunity to highlight the role of faith in addressing homelessness.

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We would love if the video above could be shown in as many churches as possible on Sunday 8th of October (the Sunday before) so more Christians can see the role of faith in addressing homelessness. If this is not possible, could the video be added to your website, online bulletin or shared in WhatsApp groups?

And if your church can donate their collection on that Sunday to Hope into Action that would be amazing. Any financial gifts will go towards the Hope into Action vision of seeing every church making a loving home for people affected by homelessness. We appreciate this may not be possible for every church, most of all we really value your continued prayers and support.

If your church would like to do a coffee morning fundraiser to mark World Homeless Day or at any time in your calendar, we have a digital fundraising pack full of ideas that you are welcome to download and use. Please get in touch with Morgan in our Supporter Relations team on [email protected] if you want to get involved and need any further support.

Whatever you choose to do on World Homeless Day, I want to thank you for your year- round interest and support to Hope into Action. I hope our video shows you the difference you are making to people’s lives.

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Thank You!