Our Impact in 2016

  • Over 3,332 volunteers, offering over 15,704 hours of their time.

  • New figures reveal that 3,569 people were found sleeping rough on any given night in England in 2015, an increase of 30% on the previous year.

  • Rough sleeping in England has now doubled since 2010

  • 24% of rough sleepers have been on the streets for 2 years or more.

  • 113,515 breakfasts served during this year, an average of 311 a day.

  • 6941 different people used our services during this year.

  • 3,714 people used our advice services during the past year. 293 were women.

  • 10% of people using our services are under 26 years of age.

  • 16 people use the Whitechapel Mission's address to receive their post.

  • 29 people were helped to find employment

  • 23 were referred to drug or alcohol programmes.

  • 311 people received help in claiming benefits.

  • 30% of people using our services have been in care at some point.

  • 15% of people supported by the Whitechapel Mission have been in the armed services.

  • 113 people found permanent accomodation, either a flat or apartment. 146 people found a hostel during this year.

  • 20 birth certificates purchased during this year.

  • 19 people came to us without any form of ID at all.

  • 24,440 showers during this year.

  • 38% of people using our services have been in prison.

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Our Mission

The Whitechapel Mission has been serving the homeless and marginalised for 140 years – including a day centre, skills training and career advice, activity programmes and specialist support for complex needs. By encouraging each person to address the issues which caused their homelessness, we help them to gain the skills and confidence to make lasting changes in their lives.

We believe everyone deserves a chance, regardless of their background, race or religion.

We are open every day of the year and expect to see as many as 300 homeless and vulnerable men and women each day. And we do this without public funding.

We know that we can, and are, making a positive and lasting difference to the homeless who ask for our help.

Fundraising

  • Good Giving

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    A gift that makes a real difference.

    Looking for the perfect present? Don’t know what to buy?

    How about a gift that can help change the life of a homeless person?

    Whatever your budget and whoever you’d like to buy for, there’s a full range for you choose from. And to recognise your donation we’ll send a gift certificate in the name of your friend, relative or loved one for them to open on their special day.

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  • pennies from heaven

    pennies from heaven Net pay rounded down to the nearest pound with the pennies donated to charity. Earn £850.34 then 34p to charity

    Individuals sign up once and from then on every salary is rounded down to the nearest pound with the pennies donated to charity. If net pay was £850.34 then 34p would be donated. Donation is between 0-99p.

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  • UK mountain charity challenges

    Mountain Challenge Help raise money and awareness whilst tackling a mountain challenge

    ExpedAdventure organise and run bespoke UK mountain charity challenges and International treks. ExpedAdventure organise all the challenge logistics so you can focus on getting fit and raising awareness and funds for your charity.

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  • Selling on ebay?

    ebay Earn a bit. Give a bit. Everyone benefits

    When you're selling, the real beauty of eBay for Charity is that there's something for everyone - yourself included. You decide exactly what percentage of your final selling price you'd like to give to The Whitechapel Mission, and what percentage you'd like for yourself.

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Todays Volunteers

We welcome volunteers from:

Mark Tisi & Friends

Volunteers play a crucial role within the Mission, serving breakfast, sorting clothing or working one to one with people who are homeless.

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News

challengeCan you put together a volunteer group for the upcoming dates?

Sunday 30th July

Bank Holiday
Monday 28th August

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Make a Donation Now

We pledge to be open every day and pledge to make a difference for as many people as possible.

But, only if you can pledge to support us.

Make a difference today!

Run with a Mission

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Sue Miller

The date for the 2017 race is:
9th July 2017

68 spaces available

Together, we have raised: £29,714.22

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