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.
There are three types of Boaz accommodation:
We currently manage 14 shared houses, the majority of which are for people have been refused asylum with the remaining offering accommodation to refugees. Houses are allocated for men or women. 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, Green Pastures and the Diocese of Manchester.
Local individuals and families offer their spare rooms to asylum seeker guests for an agreed time. This is usually for a minimum of one month. If you would like to explore the possibility of hosting please read more on our Volunteering page.
To make a referral to the Boaz Trust for space in our hosting or shared houses please complete the online referral form:
Boaz Night Shelter
The Boaz Night Shelter provides emergency overnight accommodation for 12 homeless asylum seeking or refugee men. It is hosted by a different church in Greater each night of the week, and includes an early evening Drop In at the Friends Meeting House. A hot meal and breakfast is provided.
The Boaz Night Shelter 2016-2017 opened on 3rd October 2016 and we are now taking referrals. Please click here to go to our Boaz Night Shelter guidance notes and referral page.