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CHESS are taking the necessary measures to ensure that our service users are kept safe and healthy during this crisis. Currently we are working with local partners on increasing the number of bed spaces available to provide a longer term solution for those currently in temporary accommodation due to Covid-19, so that they do not have to go back out on the streets once the crisis is over. Your donation will make a difference.  
Whatever amount you are able to donate will help us maintain our services and carry on our work through this crisis. Please click to donate. Thank You!

Worried About A Rough Sleeper?

If you have seen someone in your community sleeping rough and are worried you can get help for them via Streetlink.  This will issue a referral to the local Outreach Team who will pay them a visit to ascertain their needs. If required they will be provided with warm clothes, a sleeping bag and some food, plus help and advice any steps that can be taken to provide a more permanent solution. To make a referral visit https://www.streetlink.org.uk/

Upcoming Events

Our planned events for 2020 have changed. The annual SleepOut is now the CHESS BIG SleepIn so take a look and see if you are able to take part and raise essential funds needed for our services to the homeless to continue. Thank you for your support!

  • 1Nov
    CHESS Big Sleep In
    12:00 am - 11:59 pm

    Because of COVID and social distancing we are unable to hold our annual SLEEP Out...

  • 13Feb
    Rock Choir
    7:00 pm - 7:00 pm Chelmsford Cathedral

    This event has now been postponed to Saturday 13th February 2021. Our hope is that...

Business Support

By supporting CHESS Homeless, your company is demonstrating a commitment to the local community, which can have a positive effect on your company image and brand.  You’ll be showing Corporate Social Responsibility to both your staff and customers as well as helping make Essex an even better place to live.  If you would like to support us please get in touch fundraising@chesshomeless.org

During the current Covid-19 crisis our Outreach Service is running with limited staff but referrals can still be made through the Streetlink service.

Our Aims

Our Christian ethos guides our belief that everyone is of equal worth and equally deserving of respect.

Our Work

Kevin's Story - How CHESS helped me
Humans of Chelmsford:
Fighting back after seven years of homelessness

Please listen to KJ’s story and how Chess Homeless has helped him. We can only continue to do this with the support of the community. If you are in a position to donate even a small amount it means a great deal to us, as we are a small charity. All funds will go towards supporting the many homeless single adults we help. Or why not support us through your work.

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