My Life Journey

16th December 2019
I became homeless after I split up with my partner. We had both been badly addicted to drugs and then my youngest son got adopted by my Mum and Dad.  I felt terrible guilt which increased my addiction and led to bad choices. The opportunity to come to Coventry JCT during the time I was […]

Help The Homeless Concert on 23rd November

14th October 2019
Following the success of our Fundraising Concert, we are delighted to let you know we raised £555. Imagine you have no home. Imagine having to carry all your belongings with you wherever you go. Imagine walking around all the time with no-where to get new socks, shoes that fit or the opportunity to cut your […]

Women – The Hidden Homeless

8th March 2019

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[...]

Expert by Experience

22nd January 2019

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[...]

Life at Coventry Jesus Centre Jan 2019

17th January 2019

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 – a passion to help

4th September 2018

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 [...]