Introducing Betel UK – The Rising Cafe Staff

Betel UK is an independent Christian charity for men, women and families affected by the hardships that lead to social exclusion, especially homelessness, drug and alcohol abuse and long-term unemployment. Our peer-led residential communities are based on a commitment to long-term change, brought about through the restoration of individuals to healthy, productive life-styles. Our end goal is to help people not only escape addiction, but become productive, trustworthy men and women of character when they leave our community.

Since opening its doors in Birmingham in 1996, Betel has established centres across several major UK cities and cared for thousands of men and women, the majority of whom were previously homeless, or exiting prison. Receiving no government funding, the charity meets most of its operating costs through businesses operated by the residents themselves – such as Rising Cafe!

Every penny earned in our businesses goes directly towards helping restore once-broken lives, like those pictured below!.