Since the 1870s, The Whitechapel Mission has been serving Londoner's experiencing homelessness, hunger and other crises. Each meal and every service is an invitation to join our community programs that help guests make progress towards individual goals such as regaining sobriety, reconnecting with family and preparing for work and independent living.
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The Whitechapel Mission serves homeless and hungry Londoners and provides services that meet their immediate needs and transform their lives from poverty and hopelessness to hope. With help from our supporters, we remain open and serving
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Free Hot, Nutritious Meals
Each year, The Whitechapel Mission serves more than 315,425 meals to guests experiencing homelessness, poverty and other crises in the London area. Our staff offer nutritious breakfasts and lunches served by thousands of volunteers each year. Since each meal costs us only £0.50 to prepare at the Mission, a gift of just £10.00 feeds 20 hungry guests (given free of charge).
Free Clean Clothing
Each year, The Whitechapel Mission provides more than 200,000 articles of clean clothing to guests who need warmth, comfort and renewed dignity. Thanks to generous supporters, people in need can receive a variety of clothing, such as casual wear for every day or professional attire for job interviews.
Free Medical Care
The Whitechapel Mission offers free access to dental care, pediatrists, TB screening, Hepatitis C, B and HIV screening and basic medical care staffed by NHS doctors and nurses. Each year, The Whitechapel Mission provides 2,400 onsite medical and optometry exams
Free Advice and Counselling
Each year, The Whitechapel Mission provides advice and counselling to over 2,000 guests who are looking for support in finding housing, benefits and employment. Thanks to generous supporters, we have increased the size of our advice team and added a new computer suite.
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In the midst of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we remain committed to serve people struggling with homelessness, poverty and other crises — people who need our help now more than ever. YOU can provide nutritious meals and essential programs and services.Fundraise Fundraise
Each meal at The Whitechapel Mission costs just us just £0.50 to prepare. YOU can provide 2,000 meals so that our guests can receive much-needed nourishment. And oftentimes, a meal leads to the next steps for life-change.Fundraise Fundraise
Adults enter our programs seeking a path to independent living. YOU can give highly relational and individualized care, with specific, measurable goals for wellness, recovery, employment, housing and more.Fundraise Fundraise
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100% Donation Policy
How we use your donations
The Trustees of the Whitechapel Mission are proud to confirm that we operate on a unique 100% donations policy. Every penny of every donation received is used strictly for charitable purposes.
The Trustees understand the importance and responsibility that comes with running a charity and accountability it brings.
All the charity's administrative and fundraising costs are covered by:
- Investment income
- Income generated from the Whitechapel Mission building. Money raised from rental income
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