Graih - a home for the homeless
"God sets the lonely in families..."

 - Psalm 68:6 (NIV)

Welcome to Graih, a Manx word meaning love and charity that no-one can pronounce! We are a small charity based in Douglas in the Isle of Man seeking to love and serve the homeless. Please look around to find out more about us.

The short film below gives you a taste of what we do. There is a longer version available directly from us; please contact Michael Manning on the details below.


Graih - short version

Our history - Stauros, Broadway, the drop-in, the house, small roots and stumbling steps...

Our work - practical provision, work in the community, visiting, walks, hospitality...

Get involved - volunteering, work in the community, charitable donations, houses of hospitality...

Our Statement of Faith - although we make no demands of faith on volunteers or the guys, as a Christian charity this is what we believe...
Membership - how to become a member of Graih...

Resources - a book, DVDs and studies; get a deeper insight into Graih's work and related issues...


We're always interested to hear from people with the time and skills to raise funds for us! Please contact Michael Manning on the details below.

Needs and News

We are very proud to have been part of the island's first-ever Homeless Health Needs Audit. This exciting partnership provides data for the first time on health and homelessness in the Isle of Man. The results can be accessed in our Resources section above.

Please see the 'How to get involved' section above for more information about donating or volunteering with us. We would love to hear from you!

Michael Manning has had a book published. No King but God draws on his experiences with Graih.

Further details can be found under the Resources section above.
We are particularly interested in exploring supported accommodation here on the island. This is an area of great need on the island and could range from supporting people to maintain their tenancies to houses of hospitality taking people in. We would love to speak to anyone who would like to be involved in any way. Please contact Michael Manning on the details below.

Drop-in Opening Hours

Our drop-in at The Alpha Centre (see below) is open as follows:

Monday: 10.00 - 14.00

Tuesday: 12.30 - 14.00 (Activity day from 10.00)

Wednesday: 10.00 - 14.00 (Activity day from 10.00)

Thursday: Activity day, meet at 10.00 if wishing to attend

Friday: 10.00 - 14.00


Sunday: 12.30 - 14.00

We are open every night except for Saturdays. Entry is between 21.00 - 22.00 ONLY. No entry after 22.00. Please be aware that we can only accommodate men overnight at the moment.

The office mobile at the drop-in is 304381, manned during our opening hours.

Regular and One-off events

Prayer: regular prayer throughout the week  09.15 - 09.45.

Tuesday 13th December: 15.00 to 19.00, Community Awareness Day with the Prison and Probation Service and many others at Tromode House, Cronkbourne. Lots of festive things on and we'll have a table too! Open to all.

Friday 16th December: Truman Falls concert in aid of Graih at St Ninian's. Doors open from 19.30. Tickets £5 from or on the door. Come along for a great evening!

Graih's Christmas meal! Saturday 17th December, at The Well, from 18.00. This is open to all the guys and volunteers. Please let Michael or Matthew know if you can attend. It would be wonderful to see you there.

Christmas Eve: open house at 11 Hilary Road from 21.00, then down to the late service at Broadway.

Christmas Day: open 12.30 to 14.00 and then 20.00 to 22.00.

Boxing Day: closed in the day. The Sally Army have a lunch on at The Citadel. Drop-in open 21.00 as usual.

Prayer evening for Graih and Stauros: Sunday 22nd January, 19.30 at 11 Hilary Road. It would be lovely to see you there.

Volunteer evenings; a chance to meet, catch up and be encouraged! Meet 19.30 - 21.00. Dates as follows:

       - Sunday 19th March, 11 Hilary Road.

Where to find us and contact details

We are based at:

The Alpha Centre, Broadway, Douglas, Isle of Man IM2 4EN

General Graih co-ordinator and contact: Michael Manning. Email: Telephone: 07624 324767.

Drop-in co-ordinator (volunteering, donations etc): Matthew Robinson. Email: Telephone: 07624 304381. 

Activity programme co-ordinator: Colin Telford. Email: Telephone: 07624 496531.