Marah is a Christian charitable organisation committed to supporting vulnerable and marginalised adults in the Stroud District, helping them to move on from their addictions and circumstances. We work with people on the margins of society; those who are excluded from the everyday, positive experiences of life due to their circumstances, life history and others' perception of them.

Our purpose is to offer friendship, wholesome food, advice, respect and hope to the people who come to us for assistance. We reach out to those in need, providing fellowship and support in a non-judgemental, welcoming framework.

Our vision is to be a key provider of support to those in need in the Stroud District, helping them to improve their physical and mental health and wellbeing. We aim to achieve this by helping our clients to access existing statutory and charitable services. Where these services are unsuitable or unavailable, Marah will aim to provide this help direct.

Click here for some Marah stories and successes.

and here for a report on Marah’s work and impact.


Marah's current operations are:

A Drop-in service three afternoons a week. A free hot meal is provided and clients enjoy a welcoming, friendly place to meet. The Drop-in is open to all with no criteria needed to access the service and it is staffed by volunteers.

An Advocacy service which provides advice and practical support to clients, including long-term casework support.

Emergency food packs for those attending the Drop-in who present with an urgent need.

Company Registered in England No. 5731514. Registered Charity No. 1115471