• 1991: Stonhouse Street, Clapham, where Kairos started

  • Stonhouse Street stylist: Father John Joe and a resident

  • Co-founder Father John Kitchen and the board, including the first chairman, the Anglican Bishop of Edmonton, Peter Wheatley

  • Co-founder Tony Walsh

  • Sally Fallon and Jim Keane

  • 1997: Sally Martin, Kairos's first therapist, with student Jim Finn and resident

  • 1995-96: one of the first Kairos Move-On houses

  • Sister Evelyn Hanley and Sister Lucia McGuckin

  • The derelict St Antony's Church Hall, now transformed into the beautiful refectory at Linden Grove

  • 2007: Father John Kitchen opens the refurbished and extended community detox hostel in Linden Grove, now named after him (with Maurice O'Connor and Dr Redmond Walsh)

Landmarks in the Kairos Community Trust story

1991 Fr John Kitchen moved to a derelict Church of England property in Stonhouse Street, Clapham (London SW4), with Tony Walsh and set up home with a few homeless people.
1992 Soup kitchen opened in Stonhouse Street, Clapham.
1993 Charity shops opened on Clapham High Street to fund the project.
1995 First Move-On house opened at Albert Square, Stockwell.
1995-96 Three Move-on houses opened: Guildersfield Road in Streatham, Glanville Road in Brixton and Deronda Road in Tulse Hill.
1997 Bethwin Road opened as a rehab hostel.
1998 Moved from Stonhouse Street to Linden Grove, Nunhead.
1999 Bethwin Road registered as a care home with 15 beds.
The administration office opened at Elm Grove, Peckham.
2001 Healthy Living Centre opened at Nunhead Lane, mainly serving Linden Grove.
2004 The Aftercare Club opened in Camberwell.
2005 New office and residents’ house opened in Brixton Road.
Mossie Lyons appointed director.
2006 Linden Grove refurbishment started.
2007 Linden Grove refurbishment completed and became a 24-bed stabilisation centre.
The Aftercare Programme opened in Peckham.
Opened a Move-on house in north London.
2008 Office at Brixton Road became too small, so head office moved to new offices in Streatham.
We took on 5 new Move-on houses: 1 in Lambeth, 2 in Lewisham and 2 in Southwark.
2009 One more Move-on house opened in Lambeth in June and another 2 opened in Southwark in October.
2010 Another Move-on house opened in Southwark.
2011 Garden Day Programme started in Nunhead.
Linden Grove community detox hostel registered with the Care Quality Commission.
A 6-bed Move-on house bought in south London.
2012 Two 8-bed Move-on houses bought, both in south London.
Relaunch of our website, kairoscommunity.org.uk
2013 Two Move-on houses bought, both in south London.
Dr Clare Gerada MBE became our Patron.
Nick Messikh appointed Move-on manager.
2014 Two Move-on houses bought, both in south London.
Linden Grove gym re-equipped.
2015 Two Move-on houses bought, both in north London.
Refurbishment of Eugenia Road Move-on house completed.
2016 Celebrating 25 years of Kairos Community Trust. Publication of The Gift of Time.
2017 20 years at Bethwin Road.
Exercise room at Linden Grove converted into three meeting/counselling rooms.
2018 20 years at Linden Grove.

Today – 27 years on – our community includes a 24-bed community detox hostel, a 16-bed rehab care home, a day programme, an aftercare programme and 28 Move-on houses, accommodating a total of up to 240 men and women.