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The Catalyst Nightshelter has instigated meaningful change in the lives of over 800 homeless men and women.
The Transformation Programme is our residential mentoring and life-coaching community. We’ve admitted 80 homeless men to further their recovery from addiction.
For many of our homeless men and women the Christmas Period can be a particularly sad and lonely time.
This is why we work very hard to give them the best possible Christmas and New Year at the Catalyst Nightshelter. Our volunteers and staff create a very homely atmosphere by ensuring that everyone is cosy and comfortable and we provide excellent home cooked meals every night.
On Christmas Day, we celebrate with a traditional roast dinner and stay entertained over board games and family films and celebrate the approaching year together on New Years Eve.
Lee Misslebrook first began volunteering at Catalyst Nightshelter back in June 2015. He says “the experience has helped me to realise that I have the capacity and desire to make a difference to peoples lives”. He has since been involved in establishing a new Hope4Havering project: Vision Studio. “We have been created in the image of a creator” Lee says, “therefore when we lack the ability, tools, or knowledge to be creative we can feel irritable, restless or discontent”. Resourced with a grant specifically aimed at funding a music project, Vision Studio aims “to empower those less fortunate with the ability to express themselves creatively whilst also having fun!”. To this end Lee has set up a studio with instruments and recording equipment and has already taken two former Catalyst guests through a process of developing musical skills and the confidence to perform. He says this has “transferred across” bringing “breakthrough both musically and in their personal lives”. For more info about Vision Studio contact Lee on [email protected] outlook.com