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. 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.
This is done by offering: hot breakfasts and lunch, showers, clothing, hairdressing, optician, medical care, dentistry, befriending and advising on: night shelters, hostels, benefits, identification documents, form filling, debt counseling, entitlements, finding appropriate help. Learn more about our Daycentre >>>
About 70 people a morning will ask us to charge their mobile phones.
A number of people use the Mission for an address, to receive mail and connect with family, employers and landlords.
A process which often is long and slow and involves many fresh starts. It can include the following stages.
Provides 13 self-contained flats, offering affordable housing for London's key workers.
Last year we spent almost £600,000, of which less than 2% was for management and fundraising. The rest was direct expenditure. This does not include the value of food and other donations in kind. Will you help us?
Please call 03000 111 400 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
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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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