Committed to providing a Haven – a safe, welcoming and secure space of relaxation
- Ecumenical – the project was started in 1998 by Rev. Paula Mayer in Paignton as the result of a Lenten ecumenical group.
- At the heart of Paignton: We are in premises near Lidl , close by the town centre, and bus and train stations.
We are currently operating our outreach from St. Andrews Church Hall, Sands Rd, Paignton.
- Run by volunteers. The team is currently 10 and we need more. They cover a range of skills, age and experience. The team is always changing as members move on to other fields, paid employment or simply retire.
- Committed to helping people move on from what are often troubled, chaotic, unhappy or lonely situations.
- Affirming dignity, creating hope: Central to our approach is the belief that every individual is unique. We offer physical, spiritual and social support in a non- judgmental fashion in order to help every visitor to change and reach a better place and have the life they hope for. We respect and honour their right to make their own choices.
- Accepting of all regardless of their history, race, gender, orientation or religion.
- Prayer based: The original Prayer group continues to meet on Wednesday afternoons in the centre.
- Financed entirely by gifts from local churches and individuals.
- Dependent on the churches and people of Paignton who make donations of money food and clothing, and who offer themselves as volunteers.
- A trust – a registered charity with a board of trustees. Registered charity no.07832748