New Laigh Kirk hall, 35 John Finnie St, Kilmarnock KA1 1BL

Each Person


Inner growth,

one step at a time

A bit about us

East Ayrshire Churches Homelessness Action (EACHa) was formed in 2005 and provide practical support to anyone who is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. We offer a non-judgemental space for people to come along for food and friendship.

Available Support

Community Friends

A befriending service for people at risk of becoming homeless, or who have been homeless and are trying to rebuild their lives.

Available Support

Hygiene and Wellbeing Packs

EACHa provide a hygiene pack to every man, woman and child who presents as homeless in East Ayrshire.

Available Support

Fresh Start

Providing essential household items for people moving from temporary furnished accommodation to a tenancy.

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EACH Recovery Matters

Recovery groups, activities, and volunteering opportunities within East Ayrshire.

Available Support at EACHa



We make people feel welcome and valued, as well as offering practical support such as training and employment coaching. Everyone is facing a different challenge, but each person matters. We take everyone as we see them and do our best to help put people on a path to a better life.

Regain your


Is about what happens when ordinary people throw away long-accepted management practices and start operating from their deepest sense of right, with a sense of profound responsibility for the lives entrusted to them.

Together – professional bodies, agencies, churches, volunteers, partners and staff – we must work harder and honour a commitment to transform lives now and inspire lasting hope for the future.

Get Involved

We’re always grateful to anyone who wishes to get involved in our operation. By becoming involved with EACHa, you’re supporting a worthy cause and becoming a part of a compassionate, caring, and respectful family. You’re supporting an opportunity for the most marginalised people in East Ayrshire to find recovery and positive change.


Learn more about volunteering opportunities with EACHa.

Available Support

We are committed to providing practical assistance and a welcoming environment.

Recovery Hub

Find a list of support services offered at EACH Recovery Matters.

Each recovery


EACHa offers practical support and meaningful activity to the most marginalised people in East Ayrshire. We hope to grow our social enterprise and help as many people as possible, putting them on the road to recovery and improving their lives. We provide practical and non-judgemental support for the most vulnerable, focusing on recovery.




Around 18 years ago Marion had to spend some time in the Women’s Aid Hostel as she was in a violent relationship and had two

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Emma has been coming along now for 2 years. She works for ASDA and is the Community Champion. As part of her role, Emma gets

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Stuart has been volunteering for 2-3 years now. He found out about Community Friends through the Church, as he is an elder and wanted to

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Drew has been a volunteer with Community Friends for roughly 9 months now. He had been looking for a volunteering opportunity and the DWP made

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Each person

has a story

Morag’s Story

Morag has had a difficult journey through life with many ups and downs. She states however that this makes her more determined to help others

Read their story


About EACHa

How you can help

By donating to us, you are helping to fund the life-changing work we do within the community. Please consider making a donation today.

East Ayrshire Churches in Action

Weekly Outreach in Kilmarnock

As well as attending the Community Friends on a Wednesday there are a number of different places that the service users are attending and making use of services. The groups discussed included:


Salvation Army hall
11.30am till 12.30pm

Low cost soup and sandwich

EACHa New Laigh Kirk hall, 35 John Finnie Street
10am till 12 noon

Hot breakfast

Mount Carmel RC Church
7.30 till 9pm

Food parcels


Well Community Café, Howard Centre, Portland Road
10.45am till 1.45pm

Snack and hot drink (no voucher required)

St Matthew’s Church, Grassyards Road
4 till 6pm

Food Bank


St Joseph’s church hall, Hill Street, Kilmarnock
11 am till 12noon

Food parcels, café, chat

EACHa New Laigh Kirk hall, 35 John Finnie Street
12 noon till 2pm

Free food, chat, activities, advice. Food parcels


Salvation Army hall
11am till 12.30pm

Free lunch and emergency. Food parcels

Well Community Café, Howard Centre, Portland Road
10.45am till 1.45pm

Snack and hot drink (no voucher required)

St Matthew’s Church, Grassyards Road
4 till 6pm

Food Bank


EACHa New Laigh Kirk hall, 35 John Finnie Street
10am till 12 noon

Hot breakfast

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