Help in a crisis

Are you aware of conflict or serious difference within your church or faith community? Would you appreciate some support? We are here to help. We accompany people where relationships have become impaired and help them move towards living well with difference. We want every community to be a place for hope.

Asking for help

When people are struggling or in a time of crisis, acknowledging this shows wisdom and asking for help indicates courage and hope. Independent support or mediation can empower the participants to work through their own situation. The Place for Hope Team members are skilled in accompanying groups and individuals at any level of conflict. Conflicts can escalate quickly, so we encourage people to seek support earlier rather than later. See our ‘Practicalities and Confidentiality’ section, including When should we involve Place for Hope? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or would like to discuss your situation.

Primary aim and benefits

During any facilitated session we explore good practice, empowering participants to engage in healthy dialogue. Our crisis support work is designed to create spaces for dialogue and reflection so that:

  • everyone involved feels heard and able to contribute
  • the process is respectful and honest
  • wherever possible, relationships are strengthened
  • the best possible outcome – and steps for achieving this – are identified.

How does it work?

If you would like us to provide support for a situation, please get in touch as soon as possible. Working together will typically include the following steps:

  • You make contact by phone or email.
  • You will have a telephone conversation with a Place for Hope staff member to discuss your situation and any practicalities (including costs).
  • Place for Hope review how we can help.
  • Place for Hope identify Team members best suited to your needs
  • Our Team members contact you to discuss and agree the aim and scope of work, as well as how we agree to work together.
  • The work is delivered (this could be a one-off session or a series of conversations)
  • A Place for Hope staff member will invite feedback and evaluation.

If you have any queries about your situation or this process, give us a call or drop us a note. For more information, visit our ‘Practicalities’ page which includes information on cost, confidentiality and how quickly we are able to respond to requests.

 

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” — Desmond Tutu

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