The Steve Morgan Foundation has supported a charity which helps homeless people or those at risk of homelessness in St Helens and the surrounding areas.
Teardrops Supporting The Homeless has recently set up a Hub facility, a former restaurant, to act as a base to deliver a wide range of services, which will be open six days and four nights a week.
The Steve Morgan Foundation has now supported the charity with a grant of £82,236 to be used to help fund a Centre Manager at the hub over a three-year period.
“Teardrops is an excellent charity which looks to help homeless people, or those at risk of homelessness, integrate themselves back into society and healthy, mainstream living,” says Jane Harris, Regional Grants Director with the Steve Morgan Foundation.
“The project started by providing out-reach services for four nights a week with volunteers distributing food and clothes to rough sleepers on the streets, as well as offering help and information as to how they could access further support.
“There are also weekly drops of food and toiletries to local hostels and refuges, and a second-hand furniture scheme to help people who have previously been homeless to re-settle without incurring debt for essential items.
“The charity has grown over time, and this new hub now provides a permanent base to deliver a range of services which will help the most vulnerable people from the local community.