Somewhere To Go
Mon, Wed, Fri, 10:30am to 2:30pm
St. John's Church Hall, Boulevard, WsM, BS23 1NA
If you'd like to donate to Somewhere To Go, please contact us.
Somewhere to Go has three paid staff members and a team of up to 35 volunteers at any one time, many of whom are in recovery from addiction and have themselves been homeless. We value our volunteers very much and support them in their endeavours to rebuild their lives. They are incredible people who "go the extra mile" to help those less fortunate than themselves.
Our clients have a wide range of problems from homelessness, mental health issues, drug and/or alcohol addiction, recent release from prison, relationship problems/breakdown, benefits problems or as is often the case, a combination of several or all of these. They are often misunderstood, marginalised and excluded by the local community. We see up to 60 people on an average day, but when the governments' new benefits changes come into operation fully, we expect this number to rise.
We are sometimes able to provide training courses for our volunteers, most often food hygiene, first aid and overdose training.
We've also funded relevant college courses for our volunteers when we are able, such as mental health training.
A number of ex volunteers are now enjoying full lives as a result of their time working with us. Several have found themselves employment or further education - one ex volunteer in recovery from addiction has just graduated in art, having achieved distinctions for his work along the way. Several ex volunteers have completed college courses in mental health and are now working in the mental health sector.
We understand the work we do as being healing and restorative for our clients, our staff/volunteers and ultimately for our local community. If you'd like to support us, please get in touch.