"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy." Proverbs 31 . 8-9
Shiloh is a Christian Charity that aims to help adults in the locality of Rotherham living in poverty, transition, oppression and homelessness to rebuild their lives, by providing food, support and necessary information to enable them to connect with health, housing and hope.
Founded in 1992 to provide a place of rest, Shiloh is a Christian drop-in centre open three days a week as a sanctuary for the marginalised of society over 18. The name Shiloh comes from the Bible and is a place of refuge.
We provide compassion and dignity including facilities for washing, showering and laundry and can connect guests to other support services enabling them to make better choices for an independent life. We believe this – that Jesus cared for the poor – and we want to do the same. We welcome guests and volunteers regardless of their beliefs.
We are open from 9.30am to 1.15pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and offer food and hot drinks to anyone who comes in – often by referral from other agencies in the town – with an average of 50 meals (basic breakfast and/or two course lunch) served. Clearly there are rules (no drinking, drug taking or swearing on the premises) and the team of volunteers, drawn from various churches and recognised work placement agencies come with a heart to serve and help the hurting.
It is by God’s grace and provision Shiloh has progressed from the early days of serving soup and sandwiches on the streets to occupying well equipped premises, which also include a bedroom.
When Shiloh closed briefly, the local police reported a significant increase in anti-social and criminal activity.
The charity – run by Trustees – receives no major funding other than official Council Tax relief. It’s thanks to a group of dedicated donors (mainly anonymous), that the doors stay open so that God’s light might be shone in dark circumstances.
Holy Trinity Church are pleased to support Shiloh.
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