During the pandemic we adapted our services to meet new needs.
Centrepoint Outreach was formed in the late 1980s by a small group of Christians who met together at the Centenary Methodist Church in Boston and felt they were being called to help the vulnerable and lonely people in the town.
It soon became apparent that there was a significant problem with homelessness in Boston and the charity became known locally for helping homeless people.
Centrepoint Outreach has no connection with Centrepoint in London (although we share many of their objectives).
We delivered 3263 breakfasts and 429 Sunday food parcels to former rough sleepers being accommodated in a local hotel.
We provided 688 food parcels at our Drop In window.
We helped 39 individuals to register as homeless with Boston Borough Council.
A Registered Charity
On 11th November 1991 Centrepoint Outreach became a registered charity. A charity shop was opened to help provide funds for the charity and the shop remains an important source of income today.
In 1998 the trustees took a huge leap of faith and purchased the charity’s current premises at Belmont House, Red Lion Street, in Boston. These premises house the Drop In facility, the offices, the warehouse and stores and the shop all under one roof.
Support in Boston
Over the years, the charity has received huge support from the people of the Boston area; the businesses, schools and individuals, in cash and in kind. It could not operate without its willing band of volunteers.
Today, the need for the charity is greater than ever. In addition to UK nationals who present as homeless, we also support many homeless migrants from Eastern Europe.