Started in 1991 by four local Christians who took soup, blankets and sleeping bags to the seafront to local homeless people. From this small beginning Worthing Churches Homeless Projects was born. Today this West Sussex Christian charity has grown to 56 staff members and over 200 volunteers and provides a range of services, which offer opportunities to regain independence.
Worthing Churches Homeless Projects believe that everyone has the right to a home, regardless of the difficulties and issues they may face in their lives. We believe in showing those who need our help, that the wider community are there to support them and to offer hope for a better future.
The work undertaken by Worthing Churches Homeless Projects is crucial, people who live in our accommodation receive the specialist support they need to ensure their recovery. We empower homeless or insecurely housed individuals to achieve sustainable independent living.
Local support services and groups Al Anon - This is a group that offers support for people living with and trying to support someone struggling with alcoholism in the local area. Find out more here. Alcoholics Anonymous - A group offering support available in the local area to people with an alcohol addiction. To find... read more»
Our Projects and Homelessness in Worthing 2015/2016 In 2016 homelessness increased by 16% nationally. Since the beginning of this annual count and report rough sleeping figures have doubled nationally. In Worthing and Adur have seen a 26% decrease from 19 to 14 rough sleepers... read more»
2015 Funding was secured to start building an annexe onto our Short Term Assessment Hostel to enable us to provide individual rooms for all clients and create a new way of working with clients we have previously struggled to engage with. The plan to build a 6 bed annexe was approved and building started! We obtained... read more»
Management Team Position: Chief Executive Name: John Holmstrom Bio: John has been the Chief Executive of WCHP since July 2013. This follows nearly 30 years working in the homelessness sector at Brighton Housing Trust where he was Assistant Chief Executive. John originally trained in theology with plans... read more»