Our Impact in 2018

  • Over 4,615 volunteers, offering over 27,690 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.

  • 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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Run with a Mission

days to go!
Sue Miller

The date for the 2019 race is:
14th July 2019

149 spaces available

Together, we have raised: £681.25

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challengeSay NO to Polystyrene

We have decided to remove all polystyrene products from our service provision.

A Story You Made Possible


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.

Help us bring hope this winter

Client in the snow

Winter is a difficult time for the homeless, the weather is changeable and the nights are longer. At the peak of winter it will be dark by 4pm. We all know our summer is over and the cold is here. And they know it too.

We serve more breakfasts at this time of year, give out more clothing and just can't keep up with the requests for blankets and sleeping bags.

Your donations to The Whitechapel Mission help transform lives! It is financial contributions and donated goods and services that make it possible for The Whitechapel Mission to provide help and hope to the homeless and poor of London. There are many ways for you to donate and help bring about life transformation in men and women in London.

Please make a donation now and support our work this winter.

Help 1 person


One time donation
Breakfast Will let us feed, shower and clothe a homeless person for a day.

Help 1 person


One time donation
Clothing Will let us share some warmth this winter. Your blanket will help them keep warm as temperatures drop overnight on the streets.

Help 1 person


One time donation
Birth Certificate Will buy a birth certificate and allow a homeless peron to get their identity back, and place their first foot on the ladder.

Help 1 person


One time donation
Hall of Clients Would allow us to feed, shower, clothe and offer advice to one person for one day.

Help everyone


One time donation
Breakfast Will let us fund an advice worker for a day.

Help everyone


One time donation
Hall of Clients Would allow us to give everybody a gift on Christmas Day. A sleeping bag and a new warm jumper

Help everyone


One time donation
Hall of Clients Would allow us to feed everybody coming to our door on Christmas Day.

Help everyone


One time donation
Hall of Clients Would allow us to offer our ladies, a Christmas Lunch, Party and a Present.

If you would like to contribute regularly, you might like to complete a Bankers Order. The Whitechapel Mission is a registered charity and the Trustees wish to express their grateful thanks to all who support the Mission financially, whether your donation be great or small.

If you would like to contribute regularly, we would ask you to complete a Bankers Order. Even if it is only a few of pounds a month, it makes a huge difference to our work. £3 a month is actually worth far more to us than £36 a year.

A 'gift in kind' donation is a great way for you to support the Whitechapel Mission.

Whether you are a church, school, corporate, retailer, manufacturer, agent, distributor, wholesaler or individual - if you have surplus goods then you can help.

Suggested goods to donate:

  • Warm Winter Clothing
  • Toiletries
  • Non-Perishable foods
  • Hygiene Kits
  • Simple "Socks and Chocs"
Help us bring hope this winter!

Every day the Whitechapel Mission helps over 250 people, and as many as 300. Many of them come to us because they are living on the streets or have become homeless through family breakdown, violence, poverty or discrimination. Others may be unfairly threatened with eviction, or living in property that is damp, dangerous or overcrowded.

Donate Online safely and securely.
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Your gift to The Whitechapel Mission goes to work right away - providing meals, showers, shelter, medical care, lifeskills classes and mentoring for poor and homeless men and women in London. Your gift is safe and secure. You can donate with confidence.

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Donate by SMS Text Message
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Simply text to the number 70070 with the message:
MISS10 followed by the amount you wish to donate.
E.G: MISS10£2 or MISS10£10

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Regular Giving - Hope Partners
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Hope Partners are special friends who give monthly to The Whitechapel Mission. The gifts of Hope Partners are important and help us provide over 100,000 breakfasts, support our advice and counselling and ensure we are open throughout the night during freezing conditions.

Learn how you can help turn hunger to hope as a Hope Partner >>>