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The Haven-Torbay provides a safe and welcoming space for all homeless and vulnerable people regardless of background, faith, race, gender or age in the centre of Paignton

We offer

  • Breakfast after a cold night.
  • Tea, coffee and light refreshments anytime we are open
  • A warm place to go if you are living on the street
  • A listening ear and practical support if you are struggling with practical, social or emotional issues.
  • A signposting service :  we continue to build and maintain links with local agencies official and voluntary and  can signpost visitors to those services they most need. We also have many contacts with local landlords
  • Free use of our telephone and computer for accessing housing and other agencies
  • Advice, often expert advice, on housing, government agencies etc.
  • Food and clothing – we maintain a small stock of food, clothing and bedding for those in need.
  • Cooking and shower facilities for those who do not have their own.
  • A mail box for those without a front door.
  • Registration for ToWNS – the winter night shelter service of the Torbay churches
  • Links to Anode for those needing larger food parcels, or furniture
  • A large meeting room, which can be used for meetings and groups as well as having it available for artwork and other activities by our visitors
  • A kitchen used by various churches to provide Saturday lunches from time to time

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