Hope into Action Portsmouth opened our first house in the city in 2019, and we've been growing ever since!
We provide houses with support for people who are homeless for a variety of reasons, including people recovering from drug and alcohol addiction, survivors of domestic abuse, people who've been in prison, and refugees.
We work in partnership with a variety of Christian churches in the Portsmouth area to provide housing with support to help some of the most vulnerable people in the city rebuild their lives.
Our partner churches provide supportive friendship, investment, prayer and a caring community for our tenants.
Hope into Action manage the referral process, the tenancy and house maintenance, and provide ongoing professional support to empower our tenants to make long lasting positive changes in their lives and ultimately to move on into longer term accommodation.
We have a vision of every church in Portsmouth lovingly making a home for someone without a home.
Hope into Action is a registered charity whose unique purpose is to enable churches to house the homeless. Work began in summer 2010 with a handful of people passionate about changing homelessness in the city of Peterborough.
We provide not just shelter and housing know-how but also friendship. Together with over 85 churches we provide direct support to people whom others have often given up on.
The original home had a real heart for men coming out of prison. Homes are now available for a wide range of "homeless", people in recovery from addiction, people sleeping rough, women and children fleeing domestic violence, people coming out of rehab, former prostitutes, refugees, those suffering mental health issues and survivors of human trafficking.
Our vision is for every church to lovingly provide the homeless with a home. The tragedy of homelessness is in every community. We believe that with our help, you and your church can do something about it.