A Halifax nighttime shelter that found permanent accommodation for homeless men and women has thanked volunteers for their integral role.
For two months, from January - March, Inn Churches operated a comfortable place to sleep for Calderdale’s homeless.
Over the duration, 39 homeless men and women stayed at the homeless shelters which were set up on a temporary basis in Halifax at The Salvation Army, Elim Church and the Basement Project.
The project has been hailed a success for its clients with 29 out of 39 homeless visitors being rehoused into accommodation - either into their own home, shared housing or supported accommodation.
Over 120 volunteers from across Calderdale offered their time to make the project possible.
Christian’s Together and Inn Churches founder, Dave Fawcett, said: “We had an overwhelming response from volunteers who helped in the kitchen or chatted with our guests - without their support this project could not have happened.”
Volunteers were invited to Zauche restaurant, Halifax, for a ‘thank you’ evening.
Inn Churches project co-ordinator Jeff Heaton, said: “The success of the project has been wonderful and we’re delighted that so many of those who came through our doors now have somewhere they can call home. And we hope that, for the ones that didn’t, for various reasons, that in time, they too will find a permanent place of residence.”
Mr Heaton said there is a need for a more permanent centre for Calderdale’s homeless and this is something that he and Mr Fawcett, are working to secure.