I can't believe I have been in post for 3 months! I have spent a large proportion of this time networking and gathering information on services who are already helping vulnerable young people, the homeless and those whom find themselves lonely and isolated. I have been astounded by the wonderful projects and organizations that are already offering these groups help, advice and support in our city and I have enjoyed discussing ways by which the Mercy Hub could work along side them, offer support or be supported by them in the future.
One such service is PROPS North East. PROPS ( Positive Response to Overcoming Problems of Substance Misuse) is a North East based support service for individuals, families and carers of those living with alcohol and substance misuse. The organisation provides a wide range of services such as:
- one-to-one support
- drug awareness training
- confidential out-of-hours helpline, volunteer support and respite breaks.
For more information contact the Helpline Telephone: 0191 226 3440
FOOD BANK COLLECTION DATES
Once again thank you for your donations to the West End Foodbank, as always they were received with gratitude and appreciation. We will continue to collect items on the last Sunday of the month. Forthcoming dates are:
(Sundays) 25 March (Palm Sunday)
The main items requested are:
On a separate note… As the plans come together for the building work downstairs we ask that you please remember to keep the Mercy Hub in your prayers.
Yvette with the plans in one of the Cathedral basement rooms where the work is about to start for the new Mercy Hub .