Ark Safe Space

PARTNER

GP Bed Spaces
10

RESIDENTS 2020

Volunteering
Moved on into
independent living
80
%
%
"We feel the work of Hagar House has been very effective so far. We have been able to provide a place of safety for many women in the past year who would have otherwise found themselves facing homelessness."
Sarah Simons, The Ark Safe Space House Director

Overview

The Ark was founded in 2014 and our aim is to provide safe places when the storms of life come and can be found in the following settings: Iron Sharpens Iron- Offering a space for men to get together; China and Chats- ‘Pop up’ events for ladies in the community; Community Connect – Bringing all generations together in different settings; Hagar House – Supported housing for women. We partnered with Green Pastures in 2018 and Hagar House opened its doors for the very first time in September of that year. Hagar said of the Lord; ‘you are the God who sees me.’ Genesis 16 v 13; Our aim is that every woman would feel seen, not only by a loving God but by those she comes into contact with on a daily basis from The Ark. We help these women by providing guidance, mentoring and support to move forward positively in their lives. Our hope is that the people we meet will feel supported, encouraged and empowered to achieve their goals and aspirations.

Achieved to date

The Ark has journeyed with many people from the local community from all backgrounds , young and old alike.  We have been able to help those who are less able physically, struggling with poor mental health and, on low incomes to rebuild their home environments. We have done this by helping with DIY, maintenance and repairs.

The outreach safe spaces we have provided  to those most isolated in our town have enabled us to build relationships and see growth in areas we never expected.

Why we do this

The reason the Ark does what it does is twofold: We believe that everybody should know that there is a saviour who wants to rescue them in the middle of their storm and we feel called to point them towards God in their time of need; and we believe that God wants to use us to throw a life line to people in the midst of their storms and help them in practical ways. We offer a place of safety when the storms of life come and help them get back on their feet and ready to set sail once again.

Future Plans

The Ark has many future plans that are yet to be revealed, watch this space for more exciting developments as our journey with Green Pastures continues!


green pastures review

Rob and Sarah have been amazing. From our very earliest conversation to the realisation of the vision for Hagar House and Japheth House, in the properties Green Pastures have bought for them, God has been at the very centre. We love the way they poured love and care into every room and provided a beautiful environment for their residents to build community. Sarah is giving incredible support to the women, some of whom are coming directly from residential rehab. They are busy building a wider team to resources a whole programme of activities that strengthen cohesion in the house and provide the soft skills needed to make the transition into independent living.

contact

Rob & Sarah Simons

T:

07958682895

A:

57 High Street, Cornwall, TR18 2SU

location

GP BEDS

10

other beds

0

partnership est.

Apr 2018

CHURCHES INVOLVED

1