St. Augustine’s Centre, based on Hanson Lane in Halifax, is a community centre for anyone who needs help, advice or support. Since 1968 we have offered a warm and welcoming environment for people to access support and advice from friendly workers and volunteers.
We offer specialist advice on immigration and asylum support, and one to one support with welfare, housing, health and access to wider services. We provide hot meals, English language classes, training, cultural, social and wellbeing activities, trips and volunteering opportunities. We have a nursery, spaces for reflection and a befriending and integration service. As a core member of the Valley of Sanctuary, we want to share stories and build awareness about human rights, advocating and campaigning locally and nationally.
We became an independent charity in 2009, continually evoloving and welcoming all, regardless of faith, ethnicity or background. Now we are Calderdale’s specialist charity working with people seeking asylum and refugees as well as local people. We have 15 staff, 140 volunteers and a community of 750 individuals and families from 57 different countries.