Graih - a home for the homeless

"God sets the lonely in families..."

- Psalm 68:6 (NIV)

Are you homeless on the Isle of Man? We're here to help. We provide a free drop-in for food, drinks, clothing, bedding, a shower and safe social space. We also provide emergency overnight shelter.

Drop-in Opening Hours

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

Monday: 10.00 - 14.00

Tuesday: 10.00 - 14.00

Wednesday: 10.00 - 14.00

Thursday: 10.00 - 14.00

Friday: 10.00 - 14.00

Saturday: closed lunchtime

Sunday: 12.30 - 14.00

Evening drop-in every night between 21.00 and 22.00.

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

A copy of our general leaflet is available to view and download in the Resources section below.

Emergency Night Shelter

Emergency overnight accommodation is available for any adult over the age of 18.

Every night from 21.00 to 07.30.

Entry through the drop-in 21.00 to 22.00. Entry after 22.00 is at our discretion.

The office mobile at the shelter is 304381, during our opening hours.

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.

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

Our work - practical provision, relationships and community visiting...

Get involved - volunteering, charitable donations...

Our Statement of Faith - although we make no demands of faith on volunteers or guests, as a Christian charity this is what we believe...

Membership - how to become a member of Graih and copies of our formal documentation...

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

Data Policies - copies of Graih's Data Policies can be found here...


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

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. We would love to speak to anyone who would like to be involved in any way. Please contact Erica Irwin on the details below.


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

Where to find us and contact details

We are based at:

The Alpha Centre, Broadway, Douglas, Isle of Man IM2 4EN. Please buzz 'Drop-in' for entry.

Drop-in office mobile: 07624 304381 (during opening hours only).

General information and enquiries:

Manager: Erica Irwin. Email: Telephone: 07624 224807.

Volunteer co-ordinator: Yvette Armstrong. Telephone: 07624 567967

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.

Bank details for donations:

We accept cheques made out to 'Graih' for financial donations. Alternatively, if you wish to give via a bank transfer our bank details are:

Account name: Graih

Bank: Lloyds

Account number: 00509505

Sort code: 301280

If you require a letter of receipt or acknowledgement for your bank transfer please email Michael or Erica.

Graih is a Manx-registered charity No. 1012 Company No. 121509C

Trustees: J Bingham; E Irwin; T Bateman; A Gibson; D French