Ahava Community provides support for homeless people and individuals recovering from addictions through:
Catalyst Night Shelter
Since 2011, the Catalyst Night Shelter has prevented over 1,300 homeless men and women from sleeping rough and helped over 700 people with alternative accommodation.
Thrive Community Housing
The Thrive Community Housing currently supports and houses 43 men and women in studio flats and shared housing. Many of the residents in Thrive Community Housing volunteer in Hope4Havering's social enterprise which consists of 3 shops in in the local area.
Over 6 years, 105 men who were in recovery from drugs and alcohol have been on the Transformation Programme, which includes regular church attendance. The programme is temporarily suspended whilst new premises are found.
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Havering Dementia Carers Support Group
We recognise that caring for a loved one with Dementia can be isolating and stressful.
The Carers in the group can access help and information from the organisers and visiting speakers, whilst their loved ones are cared for in another room with experienced and dedicated volunteers.
Getting together as Carers gives the opportunity to talk openly and honestly about their situations, in a non judgemental environment, whilst enjoying a good laugh.
Havering Dementia Support Group Meet on:
Monday Mornings 10:30am - 12:00pm
Thursdays afternoons 1:30pm - 3:00pm.
For more information please contact: email@example.com
Havering Healing Rooms
Havering Healing Rooms provides a caring, safe and confidential environment where anyone, whether or not they have a church connection, can come to receive Christian prayer for physical, mental, emotional or spiritual healing. Prayer is offered free of charge by a team of trained Christian volunteers from different local churches at the Havering Christian Fellowship building in Newmarket Way and in the Costa Coffee shops in Hornchurch and Upminster.
We are a part of Healing Rooms England and Wales and the International Association of Healing Rooms. To find out more visit our website.
Havering Christian Fellowship has developed strong links and friendships with local Christians and people in Tetovo, Gostivar and Skopje in North Macedonia. Small teams under the banner of Love Macedonia visit regularly to give practical and spiritual support to the local Christians and community.
Love Macedonia have started a charity to support the work in Macedonia called Fuel Macedonia.
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Bereavement and grief are a part of life that we all go through at some point in our lives. It can bring raw pain or a complete numbing of our emotions and any feeling in between. If anyone is grieving, they don't have to face it alone, we care and are here to provide a listening ear to those who simply need someone to talk to.
We are not counsellors, but we can come alongside the grieving to support and encourage them in their dark times. Our support group is made up of people who have known the pain of loss at various stages of life.
If you are grieving and would like to contact us please
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*Shema is the Hebrew word for listen. It means to pay full attention. This describes our heart for those who are grieving in our community
Supporters of the mission to Uganda have been taking up a regular collection for Nnajjanankumbi Miracle Centre Church in Uganda. The church there and their community were grateful for the recent donations and used the money, to buy supplies, to make food parcels for families that are adversely affected by the lockdown and the current financial downturn. To date the donations have enabled Nnajjanankumbi Miracle Centre Church to support over 300 families in need.
We also sponsor 27 Ugandan children monthly to go to school, paying for their uniforms, books and food.
If you would like to make a donation or would like any more information, please contact us by emailing:
We desire that the love of God is expressed practically by the church into our community. We have a full time Youth and Community worker who spearheads our work with young people and our outreach to the local community.
We are passionate about bringing the hope and life that Jesus gives us, to all young people. Our youth worker supports Christian Unions in local secondary schools share the good news of Jesus, as well as providing individual mentoring in schools and pupil referral units. Our youth worker also works together with a strong network of local youth workers to host events and provide safe environments for young people to meet.
We host and take part in various community events (for our upcoming events please visit at our What’s On page or our Facebook page). We engage with our community by giving Free Hugs and encouraging words on the streets of Havering (prior to COVID).
If you would like more information about our youth and community work, or if we can assist you, please email: