Giving Individuals a Future Today - Chess Homeless

Giving Individuals a Future Today

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year – but for some people it can be the loneliest.  CHESS supports single homeless adults from Chelmsford & Essex by providing temporary accommodation, support services and training, enabling individuals to turn their lives around.

This Christmas you can be a part of our campaign by giving a gift to provide a brighter future to someone living in difficult circumstances. Help us support them towards independent living, and getting them back on their feet.

Give the GIFT of Hope this Christmas

£10

Hot Meals and Drinks

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£20

1 night stay in our night shelter

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£30

Moving on Essentials Box

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£50

Welfare & Support Assistance

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ANY OTHER AMOUNT
Donation of your choice to be used for any gift

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GIFT INFORMATION

For those staying in our 9-bedroom night shelter we provide a well-balanced, healthy hot meal every night, a variety of hot drinks and breakfast options in the morning. Your donation will go toward meeting this cost.

Our fully equipped and refurbished Night Shelter has 9 single bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. We offer a dedicated disability facility, professional kitchen, three private consultation rooms with a dedicated support worker for each service user. Each centrally heated bedroom has a single bed, duvet and pillow, wardrobe, bedside table and lamp, as well as provision of towels and toiletries and access to laundry facilities.

CHESS have 5 ‘move-on’ properties for those coming through the Winter Project, into the Night Shelter and into one of our ‘move-on’ properties, before moving out into independent and permanent living arrangements.

We offer assistance throughout this process, including provision of furniture and other items to help as they set up a new home. We put together an Essentials Box which contains 1 dinner plate, tea plate and bowl, cutlery set, tea towels, tin opener, 2 mugs, 2 saucepans, bath towels and cleaning products.

Many of those that come into the Night Shelter come from a variety of backgrounds and have a range of complex needs, often coming from chaotic circumstances stemming back to childhood from abuse and resulting in mental health issues and/or addictions. CHESS provides an end to end service of 1-1 support and training to assist service users from the streets onto independent living.