Homelessness is big news at the moment. Walk through any town centre and you will see homeless people begging, with evidence of their sleeping arrangements, blankets, sleeping bags, piled up beside them. It’s there in front of our eyes and it’s in the media.
Official government figures say that rough slee[...]
Following the success of our previous Barn Dance we are delighted to welcome back the very talented Ock'n'Dough
to give us another wonderful night on 10th May 2019. They will lead us in learning the dances so don’t worry if you don’t know what to do. The Doughboys, as they call themselves, have a unique mix of Cajun,[...]
Screaming in a field, homeless and alone, having his food stolen seemed the last straw to Darren.
Like many homeless people, relationship breakdown was the start of the downward spiral. After his marriage broke up, “I was an emotional wreck”, he says. Suffering from depression he just gave up. He lost benefits because he stopped signing on[...]
During September 2018 Coventry Jesus Centre welcomed our 17,000th different visitor in 16 years. No wonder we can't quite remember them all!
The Bridge Drop-in for homeless and disadvantaged people continues to be busy with over 50 people per session. So many of our visitors really appreciate the chance to get warm, get a shower and clo[...]
Darren Bird is our new Volunteer Co-ordinator whilst Miki Pandele is on maternity leave. Here he gives his thoughts on what volunteering means to him.
Carole: Hello Darren. How long have you been volunteering here? Darren: Since February 2017. I came from the Job Centre. They said that the Jesus Centre was looking [...]
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