This Christmas we are supporting the Crisis Centre in Bristol and Tearfund projects working in 30 rural communities across Northern Uganda. Thank you so much for your support.
Crisis Centre Ministries is an award-winning charity that has been working in Bristol for over 30 years dedicated to helping those with life-disrupting problems, such as homelessness and addiction, to enjoy healthy, independent lives. Crisis Centre Ministries is made up of four main projects:
The Wild Goose drop-in centre is open four days and six evenings a week, and provides people with a hot meal, practical support and signposting to other appropriate social and voluntary services.
The Life Recovery project helps clients who are recovering from addiction and abuse through mutual support and the development of life skills.
The Spring of Hope women's night shelter provides emergency accommodation and emotional and practical support to women fleeing from abuse, homelessness and sex work.
The East Bristol Foodbank provides short-term emergency food provision to those in extreme need.
Tearfund has worked in Uganda since the late 1970s. The goal for their work is the healing and transformation of every area of people’s lives – physical, personal, social and spiritual. Tearfund’s WASH programme provides access to clean water, and proper sanitation and hygiene training for communities. It is recognised as a crucial foundation for positive development across many areas, including health, income, agriculture and education. Since July 2016, more than a million people have crossed the border into northern Uganda from South Sudan, as a result of the conflict and war. Tearfund’s partners are present in the refugee camps, training church leaders in peace and reconciliation work, and providing sanitary kits for girls and young women.