Restore Homes currently operates five houses equipped to support 17 adult males aged 18 and over. The home initially provides a safe and secure breathing space for previously homeless individuals creating a sense of belonging and family support. Through long term mentoring and tailored support plans, with the aim bring restoration to their lives and equip them to move on to independent living. Green Pastures has also been fundamental in enabling us to acquire a community venue, not only to house our church but also to increase our capacity of community support tenfold including hosting Princes Trust team program, computer clubs, support or the vulnerable, wellbeing coaching and much more
Since we started, we have seen individuals restored in their relationship with God and become integral members of the church and some have moved on to employment, independent living and away from the local area. Our Longest standing resident has keen green fingers and transformed the garden to include a thriving vegetable patch and most of our current residents are engaging in various forms of support and volunteer work in church or the local community.
At Restore we believe we are called to live 58 which is taken from Isaiah 58:6-12 and we hope by living our lives like this we will be a place where people can come and are Restored to God. We aim for the church to become a Sanctuary, a safe-haven, where anyone can come to, feel welcomed, at home and part of a family. A safe place which will allow individuals to become who they were designed and destined to be by God. Restore Homes is an expression of the Live 58 mandate.
We are looking in the future to increase Restore Homes capacity to include supported housing for families in crisis and are currently looking into this with the help of Green Pastures.