Catalyst Night Shelter
We believe that every person in our borough should have a safe place to sleep and a safe place to speak. This is why we’ve designed our Shelter to be more than just shelter. We are accessible every night of the week, with different teams of volunteers hosting each evening at our new fixed location.
Our aim is to identify the specific help each guest needs and to assist in devising and executing a plan to find and sustain a workable housing situation.
Thrive Community Housing
Many guests at Catalyst Night Shelter present with medium-level support needs. This means that a primary obstacle to securing accommodation and accessing employment or training is a more general gap in Life Skills and disrupted self-esteem. In 2013 we launched Thrive Community Housing as a response to this growing number of guests who need extra support. We help facilitate independent living in managed properties with goal-oriented support packages and access to skills training, volunteer opportunities and social activities.
36% of all guests who access Catalyst Night Shelter suffer with issues relating to substance misuse. This need – coupled with our belief that recovery requires community – drove the development of our Transformations Programme. Our 6 bed facility is the hub of the residential mentoring community where we guide residents in recovery through a rigorous and structured process of personal development and spiritual growth.