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Important information about HARC 2024 can be found here


"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 will celebrate our 35th anniversary in 2024. We provide two hot meals and a takeaway tea each day and guests are welcome to spend the entire time that we are open with us if they like.


As well as the food, a warm welcome, company and something to do, helps our grests to 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.

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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 period that 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.


We are a small team of people who have been involved with HARC for many years.  Together our strengths and experiences help us to deliver the project every year. We meet regularly throughout the year to plan the project, though our busiest time is the period leading up to Christmas.



Would you like to donate money to HARC to help us with our fundraising? We also accept donations of practical goods including;  good quality games, warm winter clothing and toiletries. To find out more about how you can donate visit our donations page.


The project uses Victoria Hall, in Norfolk St., as the location for HARC. This is in the city centre and is familiar with many of our guests as it is also the venue for a project called the Sunday Centre.

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