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


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 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!

The fantastic musicians below are playing another wonderful concert for us at St Ninian's on Friday 15th December. Please spread the word!



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

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., Thu., Fri.),  09.15 - 09.45.

Prayer evening for Graih and Stauros: Sunday 21st January 2018, 19.30 at 11 Hilary Road. It would be lovely to see you there.

Graih's Christmas meal! Saturday 16th December, 18.00 at The Well. All those in contact with Graih are welcome. Please let Michael or Erica know if you can come so we have some idea of numbers!

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

       - Sunday 25th February 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.