Makom was founded in the early nineteen nineties. A group of dedicated volunteers created a safe haven for homeless people in the Oranjekerk's community centre. A few years ago, Makom joined De Regenboog Groep and now the walk-in centre is open seven days a week. Makom has a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Moreover, it is manned by a large group of volunteers and the variety creates a dynamic ambiance. Makom is the venue for a wide range of activities, which continue into the evening. For instance, there is the weekly film night; you need to book a seat as it's very popular with our visitors. We have an open mic night, when visitors are invited to recite poems, sing songs, etc. These evenings feel like little parties, points of light in lives that are often otherwise very hard. From the very first, Makom has encouraged visitors to become active, which was quite a novelty in community care at the time. Another example is our art suite, where people can create art in the broadest sense of the word. The Zuid urban district subsidises the visitors' road-sweeping team with extra funds as they keep the district clean.
We always conduct intake interviews with new visitors so that we can all get to know each other better and we can assess their needs.
Walk-In Centre Makom's opening hours:
Mondays to Wednesdays 13:00 to 16:00 and from 17:00 to 19.30
Fridays 10:00 to 16:00 and 17:00 to 19.30
Saturdays from 10:00 to 12.30
Sundays from 12:00 to 16:00