Storehouse Project exists to support people in crisis across Wigan through supplying food, furniture and clothing free of charge.
Storehouse Project helps people on the streets or living in sheltered accommodation to help make the dream of having a home a reality. By providing pots, pans, furniture and sometimes the first few weeks of food, individuals are immediately put on a positive path in their new homes.
Through Storehouse’s support, individuals are no longer living out of bags and suitcases, but things have a place and people start to feel more settled and secure.
Storehouse Project has had some incredible success stories. One of which they wished to share, though the individual’s name has been changed to protect her identity.
Kara fled from her abusive husband, finding herself in a women’s refuge with no clothes or belongings except what she had managed to take with her. She was relocated to a property but had trouble finding the finances to start from scratch. Storehouse Project took her an entire house package including a wardrobe and drawers, and she was so happy she began to cry. Through these items she was able to begin her new life and settle into her new home, feeling valued and in a house that feels like a home.
Another of the group’s clients said: “I was uprooted and broken, and needed to make a home all over again with three children. There is so much to do but getting some basic furniture given was a huge start and help.”