Welcome to Nehemiah

The Charity

The Nehemiah Project is an independent charity working as a residential drug and alcohol recovery service for adult men, with five houses in South London. We accept referrals from anywhere, the most important criterion is that a man must want to change his life. Nehemiah is abstinence-based, with a CBT-based programme which tackles the root cause of addiction and teaches Residents how to make informed choices about their future. On completing the programme, men transfer to one of our move-on houses where they can take part in Nehemiah Works, a programme aimed at preparing them for work, with support in all areas relating to employment.

Nehemiah houses offer a homely atmosphere where Residents can address their addiction and recovery in a non-judgemental and supportive environment.  You can take a virtual tour of our Streatham house here

We offer a home and support for men with a history of addiction to transform their lives. Our programme is abstinence-based, providing structure and a supportive environment where men can address the root causes of their addiction, learning to make informed choices about their lives.

Our Residents invariably report multiple hardships, which often include care, homelessness and prison, becoming marginalised as the result of addiction. The Nehemiah Project has been providing this support for over 20 years in South London, but is open to men from anywhere in the UK - the most important thing is a man's genuine desire to change.

We are Recruiting!


Exciting Times! Nehemiah is currently recruiting for the following positions:

Move-on Coordinator - Full Time

We are seeking a creative, dynamic and empathetic person to join our team in a new role as a move-on coordinator. This is a full-time permanent position, working Monday to Friday with additional paid monthly on-call duties*. In return, you will receive a salary of £30,759 per annum, be enrolled into our staff health and wellbeing plan, and become part of our Nehemiah culture that is supportive, honest and incredibly rewarding.

To find out more and apply today follow the link here

Recovery Practitioner - Full Time

  • Hours: 35 hours per week
  • Salary: £30,759 per annum

We are seeking an exceptional Recovery Practitioner to join our dedicated team. If you have a passion for empowering men trapped in addiction and crime to rebuild their lives, this opportunity is tailor-made for you. 

To apply you can follow the link here 

Why Work for Us?

  • Make a direct impact on the lives of those in need and bring positive change to the local community
  • Work with a passionate and talented team committed to our mission
  • Benefit from opportunities for skill development, leadership growth, and career advancement
  • Experience a supportive and inclusive work environment, dedicated to improving the world and making a meaningful difference 

Volunteer Vacancies

Nehemiah is recruiting volunteers - details below:

We are looking for volunteer Befrienders in our first stage houses - five hours a week in the evening or weekend. For more information please email Paul Da Costa or Dawn Wilson 

Download a job application form

Stories of Transformation

Sam’s Story

This time last year I had nothing, no one, and nowhere to go. Now everything has changed. I have a new hope. I have a future.

Victor’s Story

I hope to start a business, to help people that were in my position, support places like Nehemiah, that supported me when I needed help. The Nehemiah is the only thing that’s worked.

Jimmy’s Story

I don’t want to re-offend. This is my last chance. It is all or nothing. I am using this opportunity the best I can, in order to better my life and those around me.

Darren’s Story

I’ve graduated now and moved to the second phase ‘Moving On’. The house is very calm and I’ve started a three year plumbing course. I go to college three days a week.

The Nehemiah Project is in partnership with the British Association of the Order of Malta - read more here about our work together

Order of Malta Great Britain