Open Door North East

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Open Door (north East),Baines Jewitt
Barrington House,41-45 Yarm Lane
TS18 3EA

01642 213634

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Imagine arriving in a foreign country having fled war, persecution and torture, with no friends or family to turn to, and fearing for your life if you had to return your homeland… 

…and what if you then found yourself destitute, with no access to food, no accommodation and no government support?

Open Door North East exists to meet the needs of individuals who are this situation, people who are referred to as ‘living ghosts’.

Join with us in providing support for some of the most vulnerable people in our society through our 2020 Challenge campaign.

 Open Door North East provides basic weekly food parcels, accommodation and support to those seeking sanctuary in the UK who have had their government support stopped.

 Our clients can’t access mainstream support services (like food banks or homeless hostels) and aren’t allowed to work, so rely on us to meet their basic needs.

“I am very thankful to you for helping me. I am a widow, I am ill, poor and old and you gave me food and a room you really helped me” Safia, a widow from Pakistan (name has been changed)

"When I was hungry you gave me food, when I was homeless you found me a place to stay, when I was alone you heard my voice' Kammy ( who was left destitute and sleeping in a shop storeroom before receiving help from Open Door)

We are dependent on donations to support our work – and we need to raise £20,000 a year in order to cover the costs of feeding up to 100 destitute each week.

Would you join us in meeting this significant need? With your help we can really make a difference.

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