SAFE SPACES

Worthing Churches Homeless Project

As part of Worthing Artists Open Houses

Saturday 17th June – Sunday 2nd July

Where is your safe space? Is it somewhere you physically go or can go? Is it somewhere you visit in your mind? Is your space safe dependent on who you are with, what you are doing?

Worthing Churches Homeless Projects have asked people who have experienced homelessness and people who have not to tell us what their ‘safe space’ is. We then gave these descriptions to local artists to then create a visual representation!

All the artists have a agreed to donate their work to charity so that we may auction the portraits off to raise money from the event to support the invaluable work that WCHP do in our community. This year we will be exhibiting at Colonnade House! We would therefor like to invite you to join in celebrating the talented work local artists and learning more about homelessness. We hope this exhibition will allow us all to reflect on our own ‘Safe Space’… our safe lives and think about those in our community that are less fortunate than ourselves.

The artwork will be available to bid on throughout the exhibition by means of a silent auction at Colonnade House and also via our online blog (which will run from 17th June): www.wchpart.blogspot.com

Not only do we have the Safe Spaces exhibition on at Colonnade house, but we also have several other exhibitions on around the town in our projects. Displaying artwork from clients, staff and supporters of WCHP.

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SAFE SPACES
The safe spaces of our clients and members of the public, brought to life by local artists
Saturday 17th June – Sunday 2nd July
Colonnade House, BN11 3DH

SHORT-TERM ASSESSMENT HOSTEL
A display of client artwork
Weekend of the 24th –  25th June
5 Byron Road, BN11 3HN

WORTHING COMMUNITY HUB
A selection of art from clients, staff and friends of the Day Centre
Weekends of the 17th – 18th June and Saturday 1st July
6-8 Marine Place, BN11 3ND

HORSHAM
A selection of pieces from the Space Spaces exhibition 
Weekend of the 15th – 16th July
St John The Evangelist
Church, RH12 2PJ

About Worthing Churches

Started in 1991 by four local Christians who took soup, blankets and sleeping bags to the seafront to local homeless people. From this small beginning Worthing Churches Homeless Projects was born. Today this West Sussex Christian charity has grown to 56 staff members and over 200 volunteers and provides a range of services, which offer opportunities to regain independence.

Worthing Churches Homeless Projects believe that everyone has the right to a home, regardless of the difficulties and issues they may face in their lives. We believe in showing those who need our help, that the wider community are there to support them and to offer hope for a better future.

The work undertaken by Worthing Churches Homeless Projects is crucial, people who live in our accommodation receive the specialist support they need to ensure their recovery. We empower homeless or insecurely housed individuals to achieve sustainable independent living.