HOPE FAMILY CENTRE
The Hope Family Centre in Barking and Dagenham provides support for youths, ex-offenders and those who are in crises. We recognise the need for such a charity in a borough which has been cited by the Government as one of the poorest boroughs in the UK (2014).
Our umbrella charity includes 7 community centred projects geared at fostering social integration and a sense of belonging among the residents of Barking and Dagenham. We are proud of the progress we have made in expanding the Barking Foodbank project into initiatives to help young people and ex-offenders back into work. We do this by getting them off the streets and equipping them with skills and opportunities to fulfill their potential.
Our most recent initiative is our Lighthouse Project, where we have teamed up with TKO Boxing Gym to provide training to gifted and motivated youths who wish to become professional boxers or coaches. We have also formed partnerships with local schools to provide a Level 3 Diploma in Civil Engineering to those people who may find it hard returning to work due to long-term unemployment or previous criminal convictions.
By setting the foundations for access to education and a way out of poverty, we hope to provide support to an area which has seen large scale deprivation and poverty for many years. Our aim is to foster the efforts of our local community to help themselves and to provide a beacon of hope to the residents of Barking and Dagenham.
The Hope Family Centre’s opening ceremony was attended by Margaret Hodge MP, among others, and it was a great way to celebrate the opening of a new chapter of Barking and Dagenham’s community.
For more information on the Hope Family Centre please go to www.hopefamilycenter.org
Contact Details for the Hope Family Centre:
Tel: 0208 861 0660
Mobile: 07507 648948