Category: Domestic violence

Double your impact on #GivingTuesday

Your donation to us can have double the impact. From 12pm on 27 November, your donations to us will be generously doubled for a limited time only. Follow this link between 27 Nov… Read more »

Making a fresh start

Domestic violence is one of the most common reasons for women and children to become homeless. Not only does it break up families, but the victim must often leave behind… Read more »

Help for homeless refugees

Anon refugee

Church Homeless Trust supports asylum seekers in partnership with Housing Justice. While applying for asylum, people are not allowed to work or claim benefits, essentially making them homeless and destitute…. Read more »

Easter celebrations at hostels

Easter egg flower bunny rabbit arrangement

Thanks to our donors’ support this year, we are able to support lots of fun activities for people in hostels over the Easter weekend. Mums in hostels can struggle to… Read more »

The Big Give success

Young boy in homelessness scheme for mothers and children laughing and painting a model car

We would like to thank everyone who supported our Big Give Christmas Challenge for the Women’s Refuge Garden Project in Wakefield. As part of an antidote to Black Friday spending,… Read more »

Frequently Asked Questions about homelessness

The Homeless Outreach & Support Team (HOST) is managed by Riverside Care & Support

Why are people homeless? Overall, the most common reason for becoming homeless is the end of a tenancy. Another common reason is relationship breakdown between family members. Further reasons include… Read more »

Meeting the local wild life

Ex-offenders, especially young adults, often lack basic life skills such as cooking and budgeting.

Residents in one homelessness scheme we support decided that a trip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park would be ideal for them by being both fun and educational. The scheme is for… Read more »

Young mothers get a seaside break

Young homeless families were able to have a day trip to Cleethorpes, getting to know others in their situation and enjoy a break from their day-to-day worries.

Young homeless families were able to have a day trip to Cleethorpes, getting to know others in their situation and enjoy a break from their day-to-day worries. These single mothers,… Read more »

Beside the seaside

Many people are lucky enough to share idyllic memories of childhood summer holidays, abroad or on the coast of Britain. But for homeless families and young adults, taking any kind… Read more »

An eggshellent time

Easter Marie House

Families at the Marie House women’s refuge, for mothers and children fleeing domestic violence*, got to enjoy a weekend of enriching and exciting Easter fun. Support worker Kerry Birks describes the… Read more »


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