We were first established as a hosting network aiming to relieve the destitution of asylum seekers whose support and accommodation from the Home Office has been cut off. BIRCH has a growing network of volunteer community hosts who provide short term accommodation to those who have found themselves destitute with nowhere else to go. Click here for more.
Many who have hosted asylum seekers consider it to have been one of the most rewarding times of their lives. Clearly however every person (host as well as guest!) is different, as are the experiences they have lived through and the circumstances they are currently facing. Click here for more.