Bringing hope where there is despair
We are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19), as well as proactively seeking and following the latest guidance from the Government and other community partners. And we are thankful for our supporters who help make it possible to continue our work.
We continue to offer our essential services (more than 60,000 free meals served during the lockdown). Our response balances the consideration that our guests are highly vulnerable to many challenges. Organizations like ours have a duty to care and not prematurely suspend potentially life-saving services. We are seeing new faces, with new worries — people who are desperately in need of the food, shelter, advice and hope offered at The Whitechapel Mission. People in need continue to be welcomed at our Whitechapel Centre.
A huge number of people have been found hotel accomodation during this pandemic, but sadly, there are still people on our streets. We remain open and serving
Pray for us — For the safety and health of everyone in our Whitechapel Mission family and their loved ones, and the care of our vulnerable guests who are experiencing homelessness or other crises.
Support financially — Your gift will help us serve our vulnerable guests. Your generosity can help us with unexpected costs of supplies as we package lunches to-go, cook far more breakfasts and clean our shelter.
Volunteer — We ask everyone to follow the latest guidelines from city and government, and remain home as much as possible. We will re-start our volunteering programme as soon as possible
Send needed supplies — See details of specific supplies needed at our-needs. We ask everyone to follow the latest guidelines from city and government, and "stay-at-home” to avoid risk to yourself, our staff and others.
Spread the word — Remind others how vulnerable those without a home are in this crisis — and the ways The Whitechapel Mission is responding. Share our @whitechapelmission social media posts - links below. Like us on Facebook
We have chosen to use PayaCharity to process online donations, to ensure a safe and secure method of protecting our supporters.
We offer free food, free showers, free clothing and free advice and counseling to all those in genuine need.
Free access to medical advice, free access to educational classes and free access to benefits advice, job club and housing advice.
Daycentre open 6am every day of the year, and staff on-site 24 hours a day.
Advice centre open until 4pm weekdays.
We are open to all, regardless of their background, race, sex, religion or origin.Learn More
Notify StreetLink by visiting Streetlink.org.uk, use the mobile app, or call 0300 500 0914
Text HOMELESS to 70144 to donate £3
Text costs £3 plus network charge
Or text FEED to 70144 to donate £5
Text costs £5 plus network charge. The Whitechapel Mission receives 100% of your donation. Obtain bill payer's permission. Customer care 03000 111 400. Charity No: 227905
Our doors continue to open at 6am, every day
We offer a free cooked breakfast from 7am daily
We welcome donations between 4am and 4pm on weekdays and 4am and noon on weekends
Volunteering remains suspended until it is safe
We are open to all, regardless of their background, race, sex, religion or origin.