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HEART Christian newspaper | September 22, 2019

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HOMELESS CHARITY CELEBRATES 20 YEARS

HOMELESS CHARITY CELEBRATES 20 YEARS

Clients are helped to come off the streets

Brighton & Hove based charity Off The Fence are this year celebrating 20 years of serving the city.

Started in 1997 by Paul and Wendy Young along with a few volunteers from around the area, Off The Fence was founded with a vision to end social and spiritual poverty in the lives of vulnerable people.

The charity runs Antifreeze, one of the largest and busiest homeless day centres in the city.  Its Schools and Youth team offers programmes to local schools and it also runs Gateway, a day centre and outreach service for women experiencing a crisis or recovering from emotional difficulties.

Paul Young, CEO and founder of the charity, says, “We started small and over the years we have been able to support thousands of people in need thanks to the grace of God, careful planning and many supporters in prayer and giving. We couldn’t have done it on our own. We want to say a huge thank you to all who have and continue to support this vision – and of course, give glory to God for his goodness!”

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