What we do

Green Door Families partners with local churches to empower and equip them to effectively offer emotional and practical support to families and individuals within their community. There are many that face loneliness, challenges and difficulties in their lives. From within the church family volunteers will be trained as Community Connectors to come alongside families and individuals in need.

Who we help

We support families and individuals in the community who need help and support in many different situations including, family crisis, a new baby, illness, death of a loved one, loneliness, financial worries, isolation, poverty, homelessness and addictions.

Why churches need us

We are Christians who want to bless our communities through partnering with the church.

Green Door Families helps churches to make contact with people in their communities who walk past the church every day but have no way to make a connection. We work with agencies who work with families and individuals in need of support and we will introduce them to community connectors within your church.

Green Door Families provides continuous monitoring and support for the community connectors and will network with local agencies.


Green Door Families takes community connectors through a process that involves endorsement from their church leader along with independent references, a ‘getting to know you’ interview and a DBS check.  This brings credibility and trust to this work and all involved can be assured that safeguarding both those in need of support and community connectors is taken very seriously.

How I can help

Become a Community Connector

Support individuals and families in their local community in a variety of ways.


We are always looking for volunteers with skills that we can use to help families or administer this support.

Support us financially

Help fund our important work and impact families today.


Join us in the most powerful part of our work.

What do Community Connectors do?

Community Connectors are under the umbrella of the local churches working with GDF. The support for families is
provided through the matching of a community connector from within the church who has completed a safe
recruitment process including DBS check and training.

Our community connectors have helped in many ways such as:

  • Enjoying a coffee together at the church coffee shop or in the home
  • Accompanying a parent to the toddler group or a walk in the park
  • Visiting an elderly person in their own home
  • Helping with shopping , tidying or cleaning the house
  • Taking to an appointment
  • Clearing rubbish with a trip to the tip
  • Helping a young family enjoy time together
  • Baking a cake
  • Talking and listening

Green Door Families works to bridge the gap between the Church family and the most vulnerable in our communities. Requests for help for families who need support come from social care professionals to Green Door Families and our Community Connectors go to visit, help and befriend where they can.

Could you be involved in reaching out to those on our doorstep?

If you are over 18 years of age, you can apply to be a Community Connector.  Each Community Connector will go
through the safe recruitment process and, as part of that, will receive training and ongoing support.

Prayer points

We believe in the power of prayer. Please join us in praying for the work GDF is doing and any future involvement within local communities.