Aberdeen Cyrenians was established in 1968. Over the last 45 years the range of services offered by Aberdeen Cyrenians has grown considerably. Originally just providing food and shelter, the services now aim to meet all the varying needs of people affected by homelessness in Aberdeen and the surrounding area.
These services focus on:
Prevention of homelessness – through information, advice, support and education programmes
Alleviation of homelessness – in 39 places short-term accommodation
Rehabilitation – tackling underlying issues such as alcohol, drugs, mental health and abuse
Resettlement – practical help to gain employment, to learn the skills needed to live in the community and to sustain a tenancy