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.
Pete was a glue sniffer for many years, and an alcoholic. Very familiar to the police and criminal system and never quite ready to change his life. And then one morning he said he had had enough and would we help him sort things out. We managed to find a detox and rehab which Pete grabbed with both hands and sorted out his addiction problems. Upon completion of the therapy, we were able to find a hostel, but with no work experience, a criminal record, it was going to be difficult to move forward from there. But, we managed to find him employment and he was able to move into his own flat and finally start his life.
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