The Reverend Hilary Parsons, who passed away in 2019, wrote, “It was with real sorrow that I got the news one Sunday morning that Scotty – a homeless man of great kindness and human understanding had been found dead.”
“The impression of the general public was that places in the south like Chichester were so well-heeled that real poverty did not exist there and that charitable giving was unnecessary. I knew differently.”
“I said that we must do something practical for the homeless in our own city. I called a meeting, and to my astonishment the room was packed to overflowing. We set up an interim committee that evening.”
More than two decades on, we continue to provide ‘something practical for the homeless’ and so much more. We have built on the original legacy, and evolved it into a five-step pathway to recovery focused on health, housing and work.
Wraparound projects address the myriad of complex issues homeless people present with, and seek to ensure that their lives after Stonepillow will be stable, sustainable and independent.
“It’s 24/7, gives you peace of mind and there’s nothing to hide.”