Be Strong is a project and registered charity with a strong Christian ethos, borne out of a passionate belief that a structured programme of supervised physical training and mentoring support can offer drug addicts and habitual offenders the opportunity to take active control of their lifestyle to improve their lives and add value to society. Be Strong build on positive aspects of health and wellbeing to remedy project participant's psychological and interpersonal issues via personal development workshops delivered simultaneously with physical training.
We give guys out of prison so they don't get back to the mire of living with people who are using drugs and still committing crime. We give them an opportunity to live, work and train in a safe environment a holistic approach to get their lives back on track, getting their relationships with their parents, families, children back on track. It's all about helping them to become valuable to the community.
The reason it was set up was because the founder, Darren Armstrong experienced homelessness at 14 with a life of drugs, crime and prison until 28 when he went to church and his life turned around. He turned away from bad influences, went back to college and then completed his degree. He has been through all the things that the men he works with have been through and he has the experience and the knowledge to help others turn their lives around for the better.
To remain sustainable and continue to help more men to turn their lives around.