We here at The Catholic Worker Farm are working to support and accommodate destitute women (whom we call ‘Guests’). These are vulnerable homeless women and children disentitled to benefits or work permits, literally “street homeless”. The house is located near London, England, on a working farm, restored to suit the needs and comforts of our Guests, where we try to live each day by the love and values of Jesus Christ.
We are launching a crowdfunder project in order to raise money to keep our community alive! The Catholic Worker Farm has accommodated over 300 homeless women and children in the past 7 years. Currently we look after 18 people. We, the live-in full time volunteers, are unpaid. Last year our overall budget amounted to £73,873. In 2013 a major benefactor has been unable to support our work and is withdrawing the lease deposit. Our lease is expiring soon and we are in need of £12,000. We also need heating oil at a cost of £1,700, new kitchen cupboards and damp proofing at a cost of £2,500. The total is £16,200. If you wish to help us visit our Crowdfunder project or you could also donate directly here on our webpage with paypal or send us a check.
Our present needs
At the moment would be especially happy to recieve donations of…
- Toilet paper
- Cleaning supplies such as sponges, sprays, gloves, dishwasher tablets and laundry detergent
- Food, especially sugar, juice, milk, butter, cheese and cooking oil. Because of generous support we now have enough tinned soup, pasta and porridge oats.
Are you looking for something meaningful to do in your gap year or pastoral placement? The Catholic Worker Farm is always looking for Christian women to join the internship program with us. Suitable candidates can volunteer all year round, the normal commitment is 6 months to a year, although we do accept applications for those wanting to stay for 3 months. Please see the Interns and Volunteers page for more information.