Boaz provides accommodation and holistic support for refused destitute asylum seekers, and homeless refugees in Greater Manchester. We manage an ever-growing waiting list of people who are in need of accommodation and support. Each week referrals are considered and if accommodation is available, those in most need of support are offered accommodation. Boaz accommodation is time-limited. We usually offer a package of accommodation and support for a period of up to one year.
We have three types of Boaz accommodation:
1. Boaz hosting scheme for women or men
Local individuals and families offer their spare rooms mainly to asylum seeking guests for an agreed time. During the winter, we aim to increase our hosting capacity, especially for women who may have become homeless at some point during the asylum process.
If you would like to explore the possibility of becoming a Boaz host, please read more on our newly updated Hosting page by clicking here.
If you would like to refer someone for hosting, please read on.
2. Boaz shared houses for women or men
We currently manage 19 shared houses, 10 of which are for people have been refused asylum with the remaining offering accommodation to refugees. Sadly we cannot usually accommodate family groups. Boaz leases houses, free of charge or at low cost, from various sources, which over the years have included individual supporters, a local housing association, Green Pastures and the Diocese of Manchester.
To make a referral to the Boaz Trust for space in our hosting scheme or shared houses please complete the online referral form by clicking the link below:
3. Boaz winter night shelter for men
The Boaz winter night shelter 2018-2019 is no longer taking new referrals.
The night shelter will continue to run for the 12 men who are currently on the register (as at 31st March 2019) until we close on 30th April 2019. We hope to reopen the night shelters for the 2019-2020 winter season from October 2019.