EHG and Hope into Action UK are delighted to announce a change in management of the Hope into Action Black Country project. From 19th July Hope into Action UK will take over the management of 5 homes in the Black Country area along with the tenants and the churches. EHG will retain usage of 2 homes.
Having worked together for over 7 years both parties are grateful for the excellent relationship we have shared and the very strong partnership working with local churches. Many lives of people transitioning through, or at risk of homelessness, including refugees and asylum seekers, have been touched and transformed in that time.
Matt Lambert: CEO of EHG says: ‘Over the past 18 months of the pandemic, the vision and direction of EHG, has significantly developed with a much greater focus on partnership working alongside the local authority and other organisations in Wolverhampton. We are delighted with this move and hope and pray for the success and growth of Hope into Action in our region. The team will be able to continue furthering the specific vision that they have of enabling churches across the region to provide homes for people transitioning through homelessness. We look forward to working together in future and will continue to support each other’s work.’
Ed Walker CEO of HIA UK says: ‘Over the past 7 years Matt and his team have done excellent work in the Black Country. It has been a pleasure working with him and also, in recent years, seeing the vision of EHG develop and grow. We are incredibly grateful for the work Matt has done and the relationship we have had. We are excited by the vision he has for EHG and pray every blessing on that work. We look forward to taking on Hope into Action: Black Country and working together with EHG as fellow charities both aiming to reach the homeless with the love of God. We will continue to do all we can to mutually support and encourage each other.’
Merylen Pearce will head up the work in the Black Country but now working from within Hope into Action UK. All parties remain committed to maintain the existing church partnerships, the investor relationships and crucially, look after the tenants, refugees and asylum seekers we are here to serve.
Hope into Action is a registered charity whose unique purpose is to enable churches to house the homeless. Work began in summer 2010 with a handful of people passionate about changing homelessness in the city of Peterborough.
We provide not just shelter and housing know-how but also friendship. Together with over 85 churches we provide direct support to people whom others have often given up on.
The original home had a real heart for men coming out of prison. Homes are now available for a wide range of "homeless", people in recovery from addiction, people sleeping rough, women and children fleeing domestic violence, people coming out of rehab, former prostitutes, refugees, those suffering mental health issues and survivors of human trafficking.
Our vision is for every church to lovingly provide the homeless with a home. The tragedy of homelessness is in every community. We believe that with our help, you and your church can do something about it.