Door of Hope came in to being in September 1998 to provide supported accommodation and discipleship for men with life-controlling problems (chiefly addiction to drugs and alcohol), with the following aims:
- empowering each individual into suitable work and/or education;
- nurturing residents toward a higher level of stability;
- overcoming life controlling problems;
- reintegrating residents into mainstream community;
- supporting former residents in their independence and providing an on-going sense of community for them.
Hope House provides accommodation for up to 6 men in a family environment. There are live-in staff, the residents and staff eat meals together providing a good sense of community. It is second-stage supportive housing for men who have completed a programme of drug or alcohol rehabilitation.
Since 1998 we have had 65 residents, many staying for 2 years or more.
More recently the work of Door of Hope has expanded to include a weekly recovery group on a Friday at 2pm at the Pavilion to provide support and encouragement for those in recovery and for those currently still in addiction but seeking help to change their lifestyle; and has run a couple of work/life groups which is a 12 week course helping those from a lifestyle of addiction gain skills and confidence to look for employment.