August 29, 2017

Olympus Keymed have nominated HARP as their Charity of the Year!

Olympus Keymed’s fundraising committee has raised a hugely impressive £229k for local charities since being established in 2013. This year, employees based in Southend will be dedicating time and resources...

August 16, 2017

At HARP, we rely on the fantastic generosity of the public to help us provide clothing, as well as nutritious meals and drinks to local people with no place to call home. Every year, during Harvest festival we are truly amazed by the kind donations we receive from the...

August 15, 2017

Southend’s Homeless Charity, HARP, have been gifted three new benches for their garden at White Heather House, their newest hostel. While most people donate food, clothes and other items, Serving the Homeless - a group formed from several churches in Leigh-on-Sea - hav...

August 11, 2017

When times got tough for John his passion for art got lost along with his home and his life as he knew it. John spent ten years sleeping in his van, on friends’ sofas and, if the money was good for a short period, renting a temporary room but thanks to the support he h...

August 7, 2017

We recently celebrated a successful first year of our Transitions project, which is helping long-term rough sleepers move away from the streets for good, by hosting a special open afternoon for supporters and those involved in the project.

We help over 1,000 people each...

August 2, 2017

HARP recently received recognition for their voluntary action at the Essex Who Will Care? Awards 2017.

HARP have around 60 volunteers who support their work, from helping at the charity shops, right through to supporting local homeless people to move away from life on t...

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