"It really picks you up over Christmas. You forget that it's cold and wet and dull. It's nice to know that people are thinking about you."
Danielle- HARC Guest
HARC has been providing a safe and warm day shelter for homeless and rootless vulnerable people between Christmas and New Year since 1989, meaning that we celebrated our 30th anniversary in 2019. We provide three hot meals a days and guests are welcome to spend the entire day with us if they like.
As well as the food, a warm welcome, company and something to do, helps them get through what can be a cold and lonely time of year.
The project is totally funded by donations and is proud to be "for Sheffield residents, by Sheffield residents."
We are grateful to our volunteers and wouldn’t be able to run the project without them.
Our volunteers come from all walks of life. The skills, enthusiasm and experience they bring are invaluable to us. We are exceptionally proud of our track record in volunteer retention and many of our volunteers have worked with us for a number of years.
Our mission is to work with Sheffield’s most vulnerable adults who are homeless or without family and support by providing them with free meals, a warm environment, entertainment, company and essential clothing over the Christmas period.
On average we welcome 150 guests each day during the week we are open. Guests are all individuals with their own specific needs and circumstances. Changing economic and social circumstances mean that demand for HARC’s services is increasing every year.