Friday, June 6, 2014
The Passage:Helping Homeless People
Our aim is to provide homeless people with support to transform their own lives.
The Passage runs London’s largest voluntary sector day centre for homeless and vulnerable people: each day we help up to 200 men and women.
Our eight-strong team of Outreach Workers makes contact, often late at night or early in the morning, with those sleeping rough in Victoria as they are bedding down or getting up each day.
Our 40-bed hostel, Passage House, was officially opened on 1 March 2000. In the year 1st April to 31st March 2013, 23 residents completed a planned move on.
Our 16 self-contained studio flats in Montfort House have staff support on site and specialise in helping very long term rough sleepers.
We welcome and treat clients with respect and dignity, and find out what they need and want. We offer professional and appropriate advice and help according to the client’s needs and aspirations. We agree an action plan with clients which is time limited with the aim of supporting clients out of homelessness.
Of the over £4 million a year it costs to keep The Passage going, only 40% is funded from statutory sources; the rest comes from donations from individuals, church organisations, charitable trusts and companies.
The Passage is committed to fostering good relations with its neighbours and to reducing any impact of its presence in the area to a minimum."
Check out The Passage's website to help