The Society of St James (SSJ) is a Hampshire-based homelessness charity, providing accommodation and support to over 4000 people each year.
“We believe that everyone has a right to a home. We believe that people should be given the opportunity to develop the skills they need to lead a fulfilling life. We believe that everyone deserves not just a second chance, or a third chance, but as many chances as they need to change their lives for the better.”
The people that SSJ work with often have diverse and complex issues surrounding homelessness, including substance/alcohol addiction and mental health problems. Our range of services includes supported housing for homeless people, drug services throughout Hampshire, Jamie’s Computers (social enterprise), and the award-winning sports, fitness and education programmes – Saints4Sport ‘a collaboration with The Saints Foundation’ and ReFit ‘a collaboration with Pompey in The Community’.
Key local partners include Hampshire Police, Portsmouth and Southampton city councils, Clinical Commissioning Groups, the Probation Service and local rehabilitation support groups.