Due to the coronavirus, Spring of Hope women’s night shelter has closed temporarily. All women who were staying at the time of closure have been given alternative accommodation by St Mungo’s.
We are in discussions about how we could open safely, both for service users and volunteers. We will keep you up to date about this.
Val is still available remotely via phone for one-to-one support for current service users: 07990 715691.
Spring of Hope
Spring of Hope women’s night shelter offers emergency temporary accommodation to vulnerable and homeless women. We provide a warm and safe environment where vulnerable women are able to seek our help confidentially and without fear.
Call 07990 715691 for referrals (self or agency).
The Wild Goose drop-in Centre is based at 32 Stapleton Road but Spring of Hope is at another location that we do not disclose publicly.
What we do
Provide emergency accommodation for up to 12 women six nights a week, on a first come first served basis.
Provide emotional and practical support to women with complex needs and fleeing from abuse, relationship breakdown and prostitution;
Help women from all walks of life, often with issues ranging from domestic violence, mental health problems, family and marital breakdown and substance abuse;
Signpost and support clients to other practical and emotional support including counselling, placement within short-term or long-term housing, accompaniment to court and medical appointments.
We can accommodate up to 12 women. The night shelter doors open at 10pm on a first come first served basis. Individuals can self-refer but if you are an agency referring someone to the shelter, it is helpful for the team to be informed.
Doors are closed at 10.15pm. Guests are only allowed in after this time if prior notice has been given and it has been agreed with Val. We are unable to store belongings or reserve beds for individuals.
The shelter is solely run by female staff and volunteers in order to effectively engage with the women who come for help.
We are open six nights every week – all except Saturday.
Where we are
Old Market area of Bristol.
Find out more about volunteering at Spring of Hope here.
Read stories from our clients
Contact: Val Thompson, Spring of Hope Manager
Tel. 0799 071 5691, email: [email protected]