The Cardinal Hume Centre is well known as a local refuge for young people escaping a life on the streets. The Centre’s hostel offers them sanctuary and a chance to turn their lives around. But the Centre’s sense of duty does not end there, and with Cardinal Hume’s Benedictine ethos guiding its work a warm welcome is offered to all […]
This summer the Centre’s family services team ran a space-themed holiday activity programme for families living on low incomes. Over 36 families attended, with 90 children getting to enjoy a range of inter-galactic activities, games, trips and film screenings between 27th July and 28th August.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols (Patron of the Centre) and Archbishop Peter Smith, President and Vice President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, have issued a joint statement on the refugee crisis.
Willie got in touch with the Cardinal Hume Centre out of the blue in June, 20 years after receiving help from staff in the Centre’s Hostel. His email was extremely touching, and he has kindly allowed us to share his words with you.
Given the current refugee crisis, there is a temptation to join the fearmongers in calling for iron gates to ‘keep out the masses’. As an organisation which holds the belief that each person is created in the image of God, and is therefore valuable and precious with the right to the fullness of life, what should our response be? Our CEO Cathy Corcoran […]
Dona moved to the UK in January 2013 in order to be close to her son. She and her husband had moved to Greece, from Albania, in search of a better life. But when her husband was forced to return to Albania Dona found herself stranded in Greece. Eager to support her son’s aspirations of becoming an actor, she made […]
“Richard helped me so much. He made me feel strong when I was weak and he understands me. I give all my thanks to him. He told me I’d get my dream job, but I didn’t believe him” Joewell first came to the Centre in 2008. She was unemployed and living in a homeless hostel nearby. She had aspirations of […]
The Centre was very grateful to have two enthusiastic volunteers from London Nautical School helping out across various services last week.
The positivity with which Georgina talks about her experiences is truly inspiring.
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Kathy & Evelyn both generously volunteer in the advice and assessment team, running the client facing reception. The experience has really opened their eyes to how much people are struggling.
At a debate in the House of Lords this week, Lord Touhig praised the diversity of volunteers at the Cardinal Hume Centre and the support they give to the hundreds of people who come to the Centre for support each month.
Darryl left the Centre four-years-ago, in a much better situation than when he arrived, and things have kept improving for him.
Join Etcetera Choir on Tue 14 Jul at 1pm, for their summer concert at St Stephens Church
Nadeisha started volunteering in our hostel at the beginning of this year, returning to the Centre 18 years after receiving help here herself.
After seven years of getting nowhere, Abiola finally found the help she needed at the Cardinal Hume Centre.
Hundreds of young people, youth workers, teachers and supporters from across England and Wales, gathered in London’s Leicester Square on 1 July, for the inaugural Celebrating Young People Awards, organised by Million Minutes.
As requested by supporters. How £100 is spent across the Centre.
Willie got in touch with the Cardinal Hume Centre out of the blue in June; 20 years after receiving help from staff in the Centre’s Hostel.
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