Safehaven

Our hope and prayer is to see our city without homelessness. That’s why we started Safehaven.

Safehaven exists to help support anyone who is in need. Since 2010, we have opened drop-ins throughout the week, built relationships with agencies across the city and opened our new Hope and Wellness Centre.

Our Drop-Ins

We welcome anyone who is looking for a safe place. Together we enjoy a home-cooked meal and great conversations. Our aim is that we provide dignity, hope and community for each of our guests.

Every week, alongside a hot meal, there is an opportunity to engage in arts & crafts and other activities. Our team offers guidance and a friendly ear in a relaxed environment. For those who are interested in exploring faith, there is also an opportunity to worship and pray together. We are also grateful to work with a range of partners across the city to provide holistic support for the guests.

Our drop-ins run throughout the term at the following times:

Safehaven Men – Wednesdays, 1 – 3pm

“I love to volunteer at Safehaven Men because of the interesting life stories of the men, the chats, laughter and fellowship of volunteers and guests.” (Safehaven Men guest)

Safehaven Women – Thursdays, 1.30 – 3pm

“It’s a family, a home and it’s a safe place. You can’t describe Safehaven in just three words, it’s just an amazing place to be!” (Safehaven Women guest)

Safehaven Saturday (for men and women), 6 – 7.30pm

“Safehaven is a place to relax and to talk to people about issues I have and I am so grateful for that. I’m thankful for the love and support.” (Safehaven Saturday guest)

Safehaven Mother and Baby

Nobody should have to go through motherhood on their own. Vulnerable new mothers and pregnant women are offered practical support and skill development within a supportive, nurturing community.

“Safehaven Mother and Baby has been very helpful and supportive to a single mum like me. I love the activities they offer which help to build my confidence as a mother.” (Sally, Mum to Lucy and Sammy)

Got any questions? Would love to be part of this community?

We’d love to hear from you.

Bloom Café & Hope Centre

Bloom Café and Hope Centre exists to support women in Brighton. We do this by providing workshops which focus on creativity, wellbeing and learning new skills. We also run a series of drop-ins and workshops to make it easier for women to access advice and support from the services they would like to engage with.

Café

At our café your cup of coffee helps us to create hope-filled spaces for women in Brighton to bloom. Open Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm.

Hope Centre

We are proud to partner with incredible services from across the homeless sector as well as other local specialist charities. We exist to bridge the gap between support services and women needing support by building a community where people can come together in one hope-filled place. Interested in partnering with us?

Get in touch at bloom@stpetersbrighton.org.

We also have various rooms in the building available to rent by the hour on an ad-hoc basis. All proceeds go towards supporting the vision of our Hope Centre. Spaces can be booked Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm. Charity discounts are available. Interested in booking a space?

Enquire at bloom@stpetersbrighton.org.

Where can you find Bloom?

Bloom is located in a four-story building in the heart of our city, found at 136-137 London Road.

Whether you’re interested in coming along to a workshop, specialist drop-in, or whether you’d like to give support through volunteering or maybe a bit of both, we would love to hear from you!

Volunteer for Safehaven

If you are interested in volunteering for Safehaven Women, please email kerry.foster@stpetersbrighton.org

If you are interested in volunteering for Safehaven Men/Saturday, please email karla.lateef@stpetersbrighton.org