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 [...]

Young Citizens

15th August 2018

“Where are we going? The “Jesus” Centre? To help homeless people? “

“So, a religious place with a sombre atmosphere, where they give out food and drink?  We won’t have much in common with them.  I usually think ‘stranger danger” when I see homeless people on the street.“ These were some of the thoughts[...]

A winter wonderland?

20th December 2017

The recent snow was exciting for many of us, but what about if you're homeless? Julia Faire writes about a recent day at the Coventry Jesus Centre.

Waking up to a world covered in a blanket of white never loses its magic. It’s Sunday morning, 7:30am, not even light yet but I’m out there, wellies on, snow[...]