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Overnight Welcome Centre Report

2022-05-17T18:02:41+01:0017 May 2022|

The Overnight Welcome Centre aims to provide support to those at risk of rough sleeping in the city, including a bed in a private room, and access to a range of relevant services whose collective objective is to find suitable accommodation and support as quickly as possible. Read the article to find out more, and to view this year's OWC report which provides a comprehensive account of this season's service.

Vulnerability as Strength

2022-05-13T16:38:39+01:0016 May 2022|

Making ourselves vulnerable is risky business in a society that only seems to value the strongest, the fittest and the smartest. Charles Maasz explores the merit in vulnerability, and how it should be seen as a strength and not a weakness.

Healing for the Heart at the Overnight Welcome Centre.

2022-05-11T10:44:17+01:009 May 2022|

This week’s blog comes from Jem Crawley who works for our Overnight Welcome Centre (OWC) partner, Healing for the Heart. Jem tells of his experiences of the listening service that Healing for the Heart provided for our guests. This service was of great benefit and we look forward to continuing our partnership during next season’s OWC.

Rehab Pathways Team

2022-05-05T23:40:59+01:006 May 2022|

Established last year, and now well-bedded in the rhythm of life at Glasgow City Mission, our Rehab Pathways team work towards preparing guests struggling with drug and alcohol addiction for a successful spell in a rehabilitation centre, providing support and care along the way.

It doesn’t take a lot to make a difference

2022-04-29T13:08:14+01:002 May 2022|

As another year at the Overnight Welcome Centre draws to a close, manager Elyse MacKinnon shares with us some of the things she is grateful for, as we see record numbers of guests moving into positive outcomes.

Easter Hope

2022-04-21T15:50:53+01:0025 April 2022|

Marion Carson highlights the need for hope through the lens of the resurrection and in particular for our guests, many of whom struggle to have something to hope for. She explores where this hope come from and how we work every day to pass this onto our guests.

Return of the Big Arran Challenge

2022-04-22T16:31:17+01:0022 April 2022|

Here at Glasgow City Mission, we are looking forward to the return of the Big Arran Challenge on Saturday 17 September 2022. The Big Arran Challenge has three options, to walk up Goatfell, to cycle [...]

Family Holiday Club

2022-04-19T17:38:25+01:0019 April 2022|

Some of the children from our Child and Family Centre in Govan enjoyed some Easter activities during their holiday club last week. Read to find out what they got up to.

Remembering James

2022-04-14T17:00:37+01:0018 April 2022|

We were greatly saddened by the recent death of one of our guests. James Hyslop was known to us for many years; he was much loved and will be sorely missed. 

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