An open letter from Steve Chalke:
As you may know, Oasis runs two housing projects which enable 34 young homeless people to rebuild their lives in a safe and stable home.
This year, our funding from local government has been cut, resulting in an £8,000 shortfall in our housing budget.
That puts an additional pressure on our work, adding to the substantial amount we need to raise at this time of year for our other essential youth projects. As you know, we work in some of the toughest communities in the UK, helping young people to break out of the difficult situations they’re in and move on with their lives.
To carry on, we urgently need your help. Please would you support us at this time by committing to a direct debit?
£23 a month could help a vulnerable person stay at one of our hostels and receive counselling and life skills training
£12 a month would provide specialist support in a safe environment for victims of rape or abuse
£8 a month would pay for water and laundry for one resident
A few weeks ago I bumped in to one of the first residents of our housing projects. I asked her to write her story, which you can read for yourself to show how Oasis is helping young people. Read Jennifer's story.
You’ll see from Jennifer’s story that lasting change needs long term support. That’s why I’m asking you to sign a direct debit to Oasis today.
Will you help support the 34 young people living with us at the moment? They – and the thousands of other young people we work with – need to know that they can rely on us. For many of them, we are the only constant in their lives.
Please help today.