So many of you have been asking, wondering, enquiring as to how we are doing at the Oasis Centre in Gorton.
Although we are currently shut to the public and have been now for 4 weeks we continue to love and support the community of Gorton and East Manchester.
Our Centre Manager is still taking phone calls Monday to Thursday ranging from crisis situations to simple phone conversations from people wanting to stay in touch and over 75 phone calls have been received and made and over 38 crises’ have been tackled.
We are sending out weekly activity packs to people in our community who are feeling isolated and lonely to help with their mental well-being and we have delivered over 60 activity packs so far.
It is quite clear to us here at the Centre that the requests for emergency food provision is increasing each week and as it stands at the moment we have delivered over 54 food parcels but have had collected over 85 food parcels from the Centre from either individuals, referrals or other agencies needing help.
We are amazed at the continued support and help we are receiving and how at this moment every need is still being met and we’ve not had to turn anyone away.
One of clients, commented last week, that we were ‘a lifeline to them’. Another person said, ‘You’re the only person I’ve seen and spoken to in a week.’ And one spoke and said, ‘I’m so lonely, I don’t know what to do.’
Each one of these have been given support and help and a listening ear and a hope for them to cling to at this time.
For those of you that support us, thank you so much! Your prayers and generosity are overwhelming.
Please continue to pray and support where you can, especially with our food provision.
(Figures correct as of 17th April 2020)