The 700 Club is doing everything possible to support its staff and service users, many of whom have compromised immune systems. This virus adds another layer of vulnerability to those who are already vulnerable.
In 2021 the 700 Club celebrates its Silver Jubilee. From the hastily erected mock doorway on High Row in Darlington, and the generous 700 who gave £50 towards opening a first hostel, the organisation has gone on to deliver nearly 400,000 bed-nights. What would a donation from you look like in 25 years?
As the organisation moves to a new phase in the battle with COVID-19, we are working with partners to ensure the continued safety of the vulnerable individuals with whom we work. Thank you to all who have supported the organisation during a very frightening period for all.
We believe that people are greater than the issues by which society often defines them - homeless, drug addict, alcoholic, suffering mental illness. We feel that we can make a difference by believing in people when they do not believe in themselves.
The 700 Club have provided nearly 400,000 bed-nights to those who would otherwise be forced to sleep rough, to sleep on a friend's floor, or to occupy some other kind of inappropriate accommodation.
The 700 Club offers a range of services to those who are homeless or inappropriately housed to help them as individuals overcome the barriers to living independently and to settle in a home of their choosing.
A funding partnership between Darlington Borough Council and the Police has assured the future of this very successful and cost effective project. Not only have individuals been helped to address problems that, left unaddressed, could ultimately lead to them becoming much worse, but the project has also saved thousands of pounds by its preventative interventions.
To give or not to give? The sight of someone begging awakens compassion, but giving the person money is not the solution to their need. Help by text instead. Text BEGGING to 70085 and a default donation of £5 will be made. Alternatively, text BEGGING followed by any number between 1 and 20 and donate that amount.
The Shadow Secretary for Housing, John Healey MP, visited the 700 Club, met staff, and heard about the many excellent projects that the 700 Club deliver in Darlington to combat homelessness.