Michael House

Support for homeless people in South East Dorset

We need funds to assist us with providing supported accommodation and meaningful activities for the the homeless or vulnerably housed. Michael House, the hub of our operation, is more than just a homeless hostel - it is a home and our mission has always been to help anyone who is vulnerable.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1058938)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£15,000

Amount raised

£15,225

Donations

29

Championed by Monday Charitable Trust

    Categories

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Homeless/RefugeHomeless/Refuge
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind
  • Minority GroupsMinority Groups
  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

For many people the past year has been a very challenging time. For our residents, the uncertainty how to adapt their plans for the future has caused them a great deal of anxiety and lack of confidence. Our ability for us and our supporters to facilitate the usual fundraising activities has caused an unavoidable impact on our overall core running cost. These funds will be used to ensure that our Charity can continue to maintain the services that we provide to the most vulnerable.

Solution

By continually adapting our service to ensure that we can continue to provide a safe and nurturing environment, we support people to work towards overcoming personal challenges and trauma. Through creative interventions, 1-2-1’s, small groups, digital and paper-based activities, we aim to restore self-esteem and assist with life skills. Residents are able to receive a formally recognised certificate of achievement each time a short unit of personal or career development is completed.

  • "I am forever grateful to Michael House for taking me and my dog off the streets when nobody else would. Having a hostel that loves dogs and understands someone's love for dogs as much as I do made me feel more than welcome.”

    — HM

  • "The (in-house) bike project has been a great opportunity to learn something new and contribute to the community, which has been a real help for me mentally."

    — FM

  • “Michael House helped prevent me from returning to the streets at a time when I had nowhere to go. They have supported me to be the best, less chaotic version of myself."

    — PC

  • "Being homeless at Christmas is horrible and depressing, but when you’ve had so many Christmases on the street it just becomes another day. Although I have never really had a home, living at Michael House around Christmas time does really make me feel ‘At Home' and cared about too!"

    — CE