Turning Tides started as a group of Christians known as Worthing Churches Homeless Projects in 1992 to help local people out of sleeping rough. The churches gifted buildings and volunteers. We soon began to make a difference! We learned, however, that it was not enough just to find a roof. Often there are complex needs such as mental ill health and the challenges of addiction.
Others joined us from the community (of all faiths or no faith) and we became more professional as a strong local homelessness charity. However, local people continue to sleep rough and there is little help for homeless men and women in the surrounding areas of Worthing.
Turning Tides remains determined to end homelessness wherever we work - a reality that can only be achieved through finding shared purpose with our clients, other services and the wider community.