The Dover Outreach Centre is a charity set up to help homeless people. Our aim is not to support people in their homelessness but to give them a hand up out of it.
To this end we provide a postal address, help with form filling, letter writing, CVs, job applications and in finding accommodation.
We have had much success in housing previously homeless people, have helped many to find work and reunited others with family following previous breakdown in communication. We have also facilitated repatriation to home nations for those who have been unable to find, or sustain, work in the UK. We also place people into long-term rehabilitation for drug and alcohol dependency when they feel able to take this life-changing step.
Many homeless people suffer from mental health problems, which may have been the cause of their homelessness or as a result of it. We offer counselling to these people to help them overcome their problems.
We are open as a drop-in centre offering a wide range of services to help these members of our society find their way back to independence.
The Dover Outreach Centre also runs the Winter Night Shelter. Both of these branches of the same charity are funded solely by donation and manned by volunteers.