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.