Folkestone Rainbow Centre | Christian Vocations

Folkestone Rainbow Centre

Type: Agency
As a Christian organisation we are committed to serving people of all faith groups and beliefs or none and recognise the worth of everyone.

We are passionate about inclusion and being non-judgemental, and respect all those we serve, treating our guests and clients with sympathy, consideration, kindness and fairness.

We recognise the support and help other local agencies offer, and know that through collaboration, we can achieve the best outcomes for those who access our services.

Our vision is to help build a community in which everyone is included and can have the opportunity to live and work in dignity with hope for the future. Our approach is to help people out of crises so that they can sustain themselves.

We have, at our peak, over 350 volunteers, without whom the organisation would be unable to offer the range of services dedicated to help the neediest people in our local community.

Our history

The Folkestone Family Care Centre began to respond to the needs of individuals and families facing crises in 1985 when Christians from different Church traditions decided to work together to help the people that society often forgets in Shepway.

Renamed the Folkestone Rainbow Centre in 1992, the organisation continues to support people through times of crisis. The Rainbow Centre, as it has become known locally, works in partnership with Churches Together in Folkestone, which is committed to showing Christian care and compassion in the town.

We are proud that the Rainbow Centre has grown to become a well-respected and effective charity providing a variety of services in response to local needs.