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 and those in insecure accommodation. 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, visiting, walks, hospitality...

Get involved - volunteering, 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...


Fundraising


Graih's Christmas at Home Craft Fair!

    Thie Vane, Kentraugh, Port St Mary (near The Shore pub on Gansey front)
    Saturday 24th November 2018
    10am to 5pm
    Free

Lots of lovely Crafters: painters, potters, concrete garden ornament makers, paper specialists, printers, jewellery makers etc.

Refreshments available including the famous gingerbread scones with spiced Cooil Brothers' cream!

Come and support us and have a great day out. Lots of space for kids to play and an indoor playroom.

Contact Jill Manning on 464599 for details.

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.

You can donate to us via Give as You Live here. You can also sign up through Give as You Live for any online shopping to raise free funds for us!

Needs and News

We're very excited to announce the launch of our newsletter:

The Graih Gazette

Voices for Peace and Justice


Please find it in our Resources section above.

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!

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

Wednesday: 10.00 - 14.00

Thursday: Closed at lunch.

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 (Mon., Wed., Fri.),  09.15 - 09.45.

Graih's Christmas Meal! Saturday 15th December at Broadway Baptist Church hall. 6pm start for 6.30pm eating. This is open to all our volunteers and the guys. Please let Michael know if you can make it. It would be lovely to see you!

Prayer evening for Graih and Stauros: Sunday 6th January 2019, 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 18th November 2018, 11 Hilary Road.
                  

Where to find us and contact details

We are based at:

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

Drop-in office mobile: 07624 304381.

Co-ordinator: Michael Manning. Email: [email protected] Telephone: 07624 324767.

Drop-in facilitator (volunteering, donations etc): Erica Irwin. Email:[email protected] Telephone: 07624 224807.

Please note that we are not always on our telephones. We will endeavour to respond to you when we can. In the event of crisis please make your way, or send people to, the drop-in at our next opening time.