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Hope Projects

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The Hope projects work to help destitute asylum-seekers and other new migrants barred from public funds in the West Midlands. Activities include:

  • Hope Destitution Fund, makes fortnightly cash grants to destitute asylum seekers,
  • Hope Housing, provides emergency accommodation for homeless asylum seekers,
  • Ujamaa, providescounselling and casework support for asylum-seeker and refugee women,
  • Hope Special Fund, makesone-off grants for purposes not covered by other Hope Funds,
  • Women’s Group and Hope Gardeners, are therapeutic/recreational projects,
  • Migrant Families Support Project (in partnership with ASIRT & Birmingham Community Law Centre).

The Hope Projects work closely with other partner-organisations providing referral and support.

Current developments include: employment of an immigration/asylum legal caseworker; working to develop “mixed use” accommodation for both rent-paying refugees and destitute asylum seekers.