The Hazel Project is a Christian ministry, now based at Southampton Lighthouse International Church, started in 2015 to reach out to the vulnerable street homeless community in Southampton.
We are now a small but motivated team of volunteers who meet up with people who live on the streets. We offer friendship and support and aim to build long term relationships built on integrity, trust, respect and consistency. This flows from our understanding of the deep love the Lord still has for these men and women.
We believe that everybody deserves a second, third, fourth or fifth…… chance.
A voice from the streets of Southampton
About The Hazel Project
What we do .........
Every Tuesday and some Fridays we offer those in need around the Southampton city centre area a drink and a snack. We listen and offer friendship, support and care. It is vital to us that we are seen as friends who can be trusted. We aim to show the love of God to these vulnerable people. Many of them also really appreciate us praying with them for their needs.
We also co-ordinate a mentorship scheme partnering up mature and experienced Christians with recovering addicts who would like someone specific to mentor them through their journey to recovery.
Occasionally, and only if requested, we can also help people to attend a rehabilitation programme at Yeldall Manor (www.yeldall.org.uk/).
We aim to never enable any addiction. We also aim never to judge. We are a Christian charity, but love and support everyone no matter their faith.
We work with the Southampton Homeless Prevention Team, Street Pastors, the Police, the Homeless Vulnerable Adult Support Team, the Love Southampton organisation and many churches. We offer anyone in need the help they often desperately require.
Our valued partner Yeldall Manor is a Christian recovery and rehab centre near Reading for men with serious drug or alcohol addictions, helping them find healing, wholeness and hope for the future. They are hugely dependent on charitable giving as government spending on this type of this is now virtually zero.
find out more at http://www.yeldall.org.uk/
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