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»
2016/17 In 2017 rough sleeping increase by 15% nationally. With 4,751 people estimated to be sleeping rough each night. The number of rough sleepers in Worthing increase to 35. In Adur 2 people were found to be rough sleeping, Arun 16 and Horsham 7. The cost of running our services was £2.5 million in 2016/17.... 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»