Places of Welcome

Find out more about how to start a Place of Welcome at your church or local community space

The aim of Places of Welcome is for every neighbourhood to have places where all people feel safe to connect, belong and contribute.

Could you open a Place of Welcome at your church, library or local community building?

If you can:

  • Manage a team of volunteers
  • Open at the same time each week
  • Welcome people, regardless of background or situation
  • Envision sustainable, long-term support

You could respond to human need with love and service by opening a Place of Welcome.

Whether you already have a drop-in style activity and would like to become an official Place of Welcome, or want to start a brand new regular event for your community, we’re here to support you through the process.

"All the volunteers have made us feel so welcome and we feel like part of a support network here.”

Mike, who attends a Place of Welcome with his mother.