Our History 2017-06-29T15:00:52+00:00

Our History

Harrogate Homeless Project was founded back in 1991; as part of a joint effort from all of the people involved in Harrogate Churches Together.

 

Right from the very beginning, the aim was to set up a charity that could reduce the number of people sleeping rough in the area, with a view to helping homeless people from Harrogate get back on their feet by providing support, sleeping space and the services needed to tackle any underlying causes of homelessness.
Over the last 25 years, our organisation has grown tremendously; opening a homeless hostel that sleeps 16, and a day centre that caters for homeless people in the Harrogate District; providing a safe space and support to the people who need it most.

In recent years, we’ve benefited tremendously from nationwide initiatives such as No Second Night Out, increased funding from the generosity of various public groups, individuals and the Local Authority, all of which has allowed us to provide 24hr support at the hostel, and emergency relief for first-time rough sleepers in the area.

None of this would have been possible without the fantastic support that we receive from the local community, and a number of grant making bodies. Over the coming years, we hope to see the support that we offer Harrogate’s homeless continue to grow and develop. Fancy joining us on our journey? Why not check out our volunteering page, which will allow you to see how you can help us.