Bringing Life & Hope
to our Community

One Hope at Two Sites.

vision for the future

about The Hope Centre

Since 2004, the Hope Centre has provided high quality advocacy, support and training for those most removed from society. 

The Hope Centre charity grew out of a church initiative to support people challenged by unemployment, skills shortages and social deprivation and over the years we have provided courses, advice and guidance to hundreds of people in the borough.

The Hope Centre works across two sites – our base at Atherton Street and our Homelessness Day Centre at 41-43 Corporation Street to provide an award winning service to those who are most vulnerable in our community.




Bring life and hope to our community through various social action projects and courses.


Change the landscape and culture of St Helens by bringing about genuine hope to people’s lives.


Be a voice, light & place of safety for those who need us, when they need us most.

Our Projects

Making a difference in our community



St Helens Foodbank provides emergency food hampers. Five hubs work to cover all areas of St Helens, distributing to those who are in need through a voucher based referral scheme.


Baby Basics

The Baby Basics Project  distribute Moses Basket Starter Packs to expectant mums and families who need a little extra help when preparing for the birth of their baby and into their first months.  

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Hope Pantry

Hope Pantry is a collaboration between Hope Centre, Your Local Pantry and Wesley Methodist Church, providing low cost food for a weekly subscription.

Hope is Eternal

Our Courses

Our courses exist to bring life and hope to our community.

Our courses have been  designed to enhance the health and well-being of the local people in St. Helens, whether that’s through employability skills or mental health support. We offer accredited training to build up people in St Helens to be the best that they can be.

If you’re looking for a next step, one of our courses could be it. Find out more below.


In 2001 …’I had a Dream…’ To Provide an Environment with Opportunities for the People who needed ‘more help and support’ to reach their full potential. The Hope Centre was ‘born’ in 2004, building on 25 years of experience community development and engagement.
Angela Metcalfe
Project Director

Our Volunteers

Giving back into our community

Our volunteers keep our projects alive. Interested? See what opportunities are available.

From reception & admin duties, training co-ordinators to kitchen assistants and Foodbank support, we have a variety of opportunities to volunteer. Find out more about the roles and volunteer here.

Supporting the Hope Centre

Serving St Helens since 2004

Since 2004, the Hope Centre has provided high quality support and training for those most removed from society, challenged by unemployment, skills shortages and social deprivation. We have provided courses, advice and guidance to hundreds of people in St Helens. 

Your support will make a world of difference to people right within your community – whether that’s by a financial donation, a gift of food, homelessness supplies or baby items

Making a Financial Donation

Your financial support is helping us to continue making a difference to local people in real need. Here’s how you can donate today:

Use our handy form here to donate or visit our Giving Page for more online options options such as JustGiving or PayPal.

To donate via Bank Transfer, please use the following details.

Account Name: Hope Centre – St Helens

Sort Code: 05-07-44

Account No: 70519542

To set up a standing order, please download our form here.

Text 10HOPECENTRE to 70085 to donate £10

Texts cost £10 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £10 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text 10HOPECENTRENOINFO to 70085.

Please make any cheques payable to Hope Centre – St Helens and send to

Hope Centre,  FAO Sarah McDonagh, Atherton St, St Helens, Merseyside, WA10 2DT

Cash is also accepted and can be delivered to the Hope Centre during our opening hours. We can give a receipt as needed


Simply log into your amazon smile account (here) and select HopeCentreStHelens as your preferred charity.

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Sign up (here) and login again selecting the Hope Centre St Helens as your preferred charity.

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Our Supporters

The Hope Centre is extremely grateful of the support given by various grants and bursaries as well as the support of people in our community.

For every £10 donated, we can add £47 worth of social value through our volunteers, projects and courses.

interventions at Hope House
People Supported in Hope Centre's Mental Health Course
Families Supported Through Hope Pantry
Baby Basics Babies Supported
people fed through Foodbanks

These figures are taken on a 12 month rolling basis. Last Updated September 2023.



Once I attended the first class, my anxiety went down, I discovered the other attendees were nice and friendly and the teacher was easy to talk to and trust.

Breathe Course Attendee

I enjoy volunteering as it gives me something to do and is a way to help others.

Hope Centre Volunteer

If it wasn’t for Hope I would still be in the position I was in before I attended the Breathe Programme, I wouldn’t have a job for feel good about myself. I can’t believe how far I have come in 9 weeks!


Breathe Course Attendee

Contact Us

Want to find Out More?

Get in touch to find out more information, volunteer or donate today.

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The Hope Centre.

The Hope Centre is registered in England and Wales as a Registered Charity No. 1103903 and a Company Limited by Guarantee No. 5089663.

Hope Centre Hope House
Monday9:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday9:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday9:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday9:00am - 4:00pm
Friday9:00am - 3:30pm

The Hope Centre, Atherton Street, St Helens, WA10 2DT

Monday9:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday9:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday9:00am - 1:00pm
Thursday9:00am - 4:00pm
Friday9:00am - 4:00pm

Hope House, 41-43 Corporation Street, St Helens, WA10 1ED