Contact 2000 Drop In Centre

Gorleston Baptist Church

Contact 2000 is a Drop-In Centre, which, whilst open to men and women from all walks of life, is primarily geared to serving the needs of those affected by worklessness,addictions, mental health or homelessness
Opened in the year 2000 (hence the name), the work focuses on both the physical and emotional needs of those who attend. Visitors can have a decent meal during the course of the session. Maintaining good personal hygiene is difficult for those forced to sleep rough. The Drop-In is able to provide for the sanitary needs of our friends. A small amount of donated clothes and tins are kept on site for those in need
Most of the work undertaken is staffed by volunteers who are encouraged to get alongside visitors to provide a listening ear and support, as well as providing the practical assistance required to run the centre
The Drop-In Centre is open on Mondays and Thursdays 11.30 – 4.30pm.  We aim to provide a safe, friendly, Christian family atmosphere in which visitors have the opportunity to share their burdens with team members and receive whatever ministry / assistance we can provide. We have many opportunities to share our faith and, when possible, have run alpha and Y courses. We are always available to pray with our visitors
Practical help offered includes; assistance with form-filling, negotiating with local authorities, attending Court, writing references, hospital or prison visiting, decorating and house tidying, buying furniture, debt relief – the list is endless
Over the years a great many individuals and numerous organisations have supported us and to them we offer our immense gratitude 
Key people
Manager Liz Townson Tel 01493 604523


How can people help you/get involved?
It's a drop in so there is no need to have an appointment; just turn up and make yourself known. We will include you in whatever is going on and try and help you feel at home.
Drop In aims to demonstrate God’s love in a practical way and to share the gospel. Its hands on approach means people are helped by communicating the gospel through action and word  
Prayer requests
For wisdom in dealing with the situations that arise
Location address/map
Gorleston Baptist Church
Lowestoft Road
Gt Yarmouth
NR31 6LY
Gorleston High Street opposite the Library


Local contacts
Contact Liz Townson Tel 01493 604523
c/o Gorleston Baptist Church
Tel 01493 603302
Website address
Gorleston Baptist website
We have clothes, food, hygiene packages, sleeping bags for homeless health issues.
We believe in making a long term difference to the lives of our users.. We are concerned about those who are hurting in the community. The Centre provides information about community and church programs, Christian literature and tapes to meet focused needs, and provides pastoral counselling or referrals as needed


We provide support for people in need of social contact and to give a break to carers. Our facilities enable people to take part in activities, meet new people in a friendly atmosphere, enjoy a free cooked meal receive counselling or prayer or just time to offload. We do not provide transport. Our volunteers make a real difference if you feel you can offer some help and agree with our values please get in touch
(Also send names and email addresses of your staff/supporters who you would like to be added free to the registration list for our regular Network Yarmouth e-news bulletins Use my email Liz Townson contact2000gbc|
The Drop-in is funded by personal donations and Gorleston Baptist Church
Over the next three years we aim to extend the programme of services offered at the Drop-in by offering a fully trained debt counselling centre
"We can do all things in Christ who strengthens us" Philippians 4:13 
The Drop-in Centre was opened in 2000. The aim of the Centre is to give the vulnerable people of Gorleston a safe and welcoming environment where they can meet up and form relationships with Christian volunteers
The ethos is a Christian one, in line with the mission statement of GBC “Contact Convince Connect.“
The centre volunteers are also Christians who are passionate about Jesus and sharing him with others