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A Place To Call Home

Home, which once served as our refuge, is no longer a sanctuary for most of us. We return home to a deluge of mail, bills, telephone messages chores. Cell phones email connect us constantly with outside world, at same time interrupting our contact with our families. In some homes, TV…
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Refuse To Be Ordinary – A Real Homelessness Story [BALCProject Awareness]

Homelessness is not a choice, but rather a journey that many find themselves in. The video is a story from one of our friend on streets when one of our outreach worker was walking around downtown in Belfast’s freezing cold weather. He was shocked not just to see a lot of homelessness, but that…
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An Appeal For Storage

If you currently have storage facilities or a property in Belfast or Lisburn that you are not using, we would love to hear from you, so we can see if this is something you can help us with.

Walk INN Food Bank – UTV Live / ITV News 1st August 2021 ‘Focus your energy on positive’

For some families in our local area, they may now have a little less stress in their lives, even if it is just for a few days. This summer might be a better summer than they might have had.

You don’t have to suffer in silence about pain you feel, about things that are hurting you.

You don’t have to suffer in silence about emptiness that you feel every day. You don’t have to suffer in silence about things you cannot change.

Sleepovers Aren’t Quite The Same When You Live In A Box.

Poverty means not being able to heat your home, pay your rent, or buy essentials for your children. It means waking up every day facing insecurity, uncertainty, impossible decisions about money. It means facing marginalisation – even discrimination – because of your financial circumstances. The constant stress it causes can overwhelm people,…
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Free Food For All And All For Free

Helping vulnerable people in need has long been a cornerstone of BALCProject’s corporate responsibility initiatives. Today, doing so is central to our ambitious BALCProject’s Better Days commitment to create Better Days for vulnerable people in our community. As part of this goal, we intend to feed as much people in need through food donations to…
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Giving back: The Act Of Kindness – Story

There are lots of things in this world that make a person feel good inside. It’s that internal “smile” if you will, that drives a lot of us to help others or assist those around us, strangers or not. Story Mr “A” said he wants to remain anonymous but said we can share his story.…
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Should we give homeless people money?

The question of “should I give money?” is really is a choice that you need to make for yourself. However, if you choose to give someone money, what that money gets spent on is no longer in your control. When you give a server a tip at a restaurant you don’t get to dictate that…
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WINTER Is Here – A DEVASTATING REALITY FOR THE HOMELESS

It is time for hot chocolate cozy blankets, perfect to stay inside…for those who have a home.