St. Barnabas' Society and Home started off small and was formed in 1987 by two people who began a ministry of outreach to street sleepers, the poor, and the homeless in the Western and Kennedy Town districts on Hong Kong Island.
Since 1987, we have visited hundreds of street sleepers. Some live on the streets, some under flyovers or in back alleys. Some are drug addicts, some are alcoholics, and others are mentally ill. We also visit people who live in Wood Partitioned Rooms (WPR), dwellings that house the most vulnerable group of people in our society.
Today, thanks to the generous support of churches, organizations, and individuals, our ministries include three areas: a Drop-in Center, a Temporary Shelter and Outreach Services. It is our goal to follow the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ to love and care for one another, to reach out to help the poor and homeless, the sick and distressed, to provide them both material and spiritual aid, and to minister to them through the power of the Holy Spirit. Not only do we care for these people in a practical way, but we help to reintegrate them back into society.