Ethel Dunn, from Larkhill Gospel Hall, having ministered to the homeless, substance misusers and to those who were alcoholic dependent... in her working life as a nurse in the Royal Hospital, and, later in retirement, in daytime visits to the city centre, seized the opportunity one Sunday night to distribute food left over after a church tea.

On that first Sunday night contact was made with a small group of men sleeping rough inside a derelict building on Slater Street. Further visits proved that it was difficult to seek out the homeless late at night. Then two elderly men suggested that we meet in the Lime Street subway at a set time the following week - and they would tell others to meet us there.

Very soon twenty or more homeless/lonely/hungry were assembling each Sunday night in the subway. Support quickly came from Christians at David Street Chapel, Belvidere Road Church, Calvary Church, Bridge Chapel and Christ Church Liverpool . Over the years believers from many Liverpool churches have been represented on the Sunday night team. We have also enjoyed the support of Christians Awake from Leasowe on The Wirral

Practical support in the form of food, clothing, bedding and funds has come from many individuals and churches in the Merseyside area and beyond.

What are the main objectives of reaching out to men and women of varying ages?

1) To Present the gospel of Jesus Christ in a non-threatening and non-judgemental manner.

2) To Provide advice, information and support regarding drugs, alcohol and accommodation.

3) To Promote a much healthier lifestyle and seek to reduce further harm.

4) To Provide basic needs such as food, drink, clothing , bedding etc.