Our Impact in 2018

  • Over 4,600 volunteers, offering over 27,690 hours of their time.

  • New figures reveal that 4,134 people were found sleeping rough on any given night in England in 2017, an increase of 32% on the previous year.

  • Figures reveal that 8,096 people were found sleeping rough on any given night in London in 2017, an increase of 7% on the previous year.

  • Rough sleeping in England has now increased by 169% since 2010

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

  • 101,835 breakfasts served during this year, an average of 279 a day.

  • 5,412 different people used our services during this year.

  • 2,917 people used our advice services during the past year. 296 were women.

  • 18% of people using our services are under 26 years of age.

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

  • 36 people were helped to find employment

  • 41 were referred to drug or alcohol programmes.

  • 198 people received help in claiming benefits.

  • 32% 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.

  • 79 people found permanent accomodation, either a flat or apartment. 258 people found a hostel during this year.

  • 12 birth certificates purchased during this year.

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

  • 23,800 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 143 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 people who ask for our help.

News

challengeEnglish councils accused of hiding scale of homelessness crisis

Critics point out change of compiling method led to decrease in total count of rough sleepers
The Guardian - 25-02-2019

Todays Volunteers

We welcome volunteers from:

Petts Wood Methodist Church

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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Breakfast Challenge News

challengeCan you put together a volunteer team of 6-10 people for:

Sunday 21st July 2019 - 6am-11:30am

We cannot accept individual volunteers

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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!

Fundraising

  • Izzie, wants to feed 1000 homeless people £618.75

    Superhero in the City - 5k Run

    Just wondering if you could support my daughter, Izzie, 9 years old from Stansted, as she has decided she would like to do her Breakfast Challenge again! (Izzie did it two years ago and her aim was to feed 1000 homeless people breakfast). All contributions were donated to Whitechapel Mission.

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  • Stephenson Harwood - raised £886.25

    Superhero in the City - 5k Run

    We are running in the Superhero in the City event to raise money for Whitechapel Mission. Its a 5k run and we will be dressed in capes and masks. For more details on the event see here- https://www.superherointhecity.co.uk/#home-section

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  • Deltra Group

    Deltra Group

    The team at Deltra Group, a London-based recruitment agency, who resource for organisations in need of support to strengthen their programme and project teams, are passionate about helping their clients find the best possible candidate for their organisations. They now want to extend this good will towards those who need an extra helping hand.

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  • 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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