Homeless Care at Maidstone Day Centre
Homeless Care has been working in Maidstone for over 30 years, to support homeless and vulnerable people.
Over the years much has changed but our focus remains on helping people going through a difficult time in their lives and we do that through several projects.
We are a registered charity and our main activity is running a comprehensive service for homeless men and women at Maidstone Day Centre in Knightrider Street.
Our foodbank, Food for Thought, is now in it’s 13th year and in 2018, more than ever in demand, by people who would otherwise go hungry.Goodsell House is a shared house for homeless men, that was gifted to us by a local philanthropist.
Maidstone Christian Care (see below), the name we started with in 1986, remains our link with the local churches who have supported our work from the beginning.
Who are we?
A board of 12 trustees, all volunteers, are responsible for the decisions that keep the funds coming in and the wheels of the organisation turning. We are very fortunate to have a team of dedicated volunteers and a staff of eight inspirational employees who work together to run our projects and at Maidstone Day Centre, help our men and women clients to turn their lives around.
We started as Maidstone Christian Care in 1986 with the objective of supporting homeless and vulnerable people. The charity opened the first Maidstone Day Centre in 1995 in a ground floor flat at Lenworth House and in 2004 moved to 15 Knightrider Street. Knightrider Street was a massive move requiring massive effort, none of it could have been achieved without the support of local churches. Today that strength and determination is even more important as Homeless Care makes the moves for the future it sees, serving the community and helping when things don't go right for so many people. Help, food and shelter are essential for survival for many.
Each of the four projects comes under the umbrella of Homeless Care.
How you can help
We rely on grants and donations from people in the community, to continue our work and we are always tremendously grateful for even the smallest amount you can give. See our Support Us page for more information.
Regular donations can also be set up by clicking on the donate button.
Amazing, a joy to come to meet the staff and pals here, Hygiene, food, laundry showers impeccable. I love it. Lucy