Bringing hope where there is despair
At the Whitechapel Mission, we have been helping Londoners to help the homeless since 1876, meeting the specific needs of each man and woman who walks through our doors.
We are a volunteer led work with very few staff, but this does not mean we are a small organization.
First, we help the homeless by meeting immediate needs: food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. In our recovery programs, we address deeper needs for life-skills and job skills training, and addiction recovery. We measure our progress against four criteria, which indicate to us that a life has been transformed from homelessness to hope: connection to family, commitment to sobriety, a job and a place to live, and a plan for the future.
Today, The Whitechapel Mission is a results-oriented organization that is recognized as one of London's most effective.
We promote the concept of being part of the Mission and taking ownership of the Mission. Any and all who come are welcome. The services we offer are built upon trust and belonging. We are an inclusion centre rather than an exclusion centre.
Jane ran away from home at 14 following years of physical and sexual abuse by her father and later by her step-father.
Now a regular visitor to the Womens Centre, she says "Knowing that there is someone there who cares, someone who accepts you the way you are and they are ready to listen. They care about me and they miss me if I don't turn up and that really makes me feel really special, well at least to someone."
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