The LifeHouse is a Drop-in Centre and Soup Kitchen for people in homelessness and addiction in Portsmouth and Southsea.
The LifeHouse is at 153 Albert Road, Southsea, PO4 0JW (entrance in Harold Road).
Summer Opening Hours
Thursday evening home cooked style meal from 7 to 8:30pm
Winter Opening Hours
Wednesday morning breakfast and lunch from 9am to 12pm.
Thursday evening home cooked style meal from 7 to 8:30pm, and
Saturday Morning cooked Breakfast from 10 to 11am.
The drop-in provides a secure environment for people in homelessness and addiction to spend time. Between breakfast and lunch there are group activities, a study or crafts on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Saturday brunch is a cooked breakfast of sausage, bacon, egg, baked beans, toast, hash browns and tea orcoffee.
Double Portion Soup Kitchen
Double Portion provides a home cooked style hot meal on Thursday Nights for anywhere between twenty five and forty homeless and vulnerable adults. Our volunteers sit and eat with the guests providing an opportunity to understand the situation they are living in, and over time build relationships so that we are able to help in the search for accommodation, medical services, benefits, counselling services, detoxes and rehabs. We act as a signposting service to other agencies in the city.
Opportunities to help
We are always looking for volunteers, we would love to extend our opening hours, contact Denham or Jenny Howard on 023 9240 1177 during opening hours to find out how you could help. Our volunteers include Christians and non-Christians, some of whom are in recovery from addiction themselves.
We are always in need of non-perishable food to cook (tins, pasta, rice, sauces, cereals, jam etc.), as well as clothes and sleeping bags to give out.
As a charity we are predominantly funded by donations. As well as extending the opening hours, we would like to improve and extend the services on offer by adding showers, a medical station, and an IT desk so that we can help our guests to fill in application forms online.
Please click below to donate online to the LifeHouse homeless drop-in.