Our Impact in 2015

  • Over 4000 volunteers, offering over 24,000 hours of their time.
  • 22% of rough sleepers have been on the streets for 2 years or more.
  • 105,136 breakfasts served during this year, an average of 288 a day.
  • 4932 different people used our services during this year.
  • 2978 people used our advice services during this year. 363 were women
  • 10% of people using our services are under 26 years of age.
  • 184 people use the Whitechapel Mission's address to receive their post.
  • 42 people were helped to find employment
  • 47 were referred to drug or alcohol programmes.
  • 298 people received help in claiming benefits.
  • 30% 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.
  • 154 people found a flat, 178 people found a hostel during this year.
  • 59 birth certificates purchased during this year.
  • 98 people came to us without any form of ID at all.
  • 15,712 people used our showers during this year.
  • 38% of people using our services have been in prison.

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Our Mission

The Whitechapel Mission has been serving the homeless and marginalised for 139 years – including a day centre, skills training and career advice, activity programmes and specialist support for complex needs. By encouraging each person to address the issues which caused their homelessness, we help them to gain the skills and confidence to make lasting changes in their lives.

We believe everyone deserves a chance, regardless of their background, race or religion.

We are open every day of the year and expect to see as many as 300 homeless and vulnerable men and women each day. And we do this without public funding.

We know that we can, and are, making a positive and lasting difference to the homeless who ask for our help.

Todays Volunteers

We welcome volunteers from:


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Volunteers play a crucial role within the Mission, serving breakfast, sorting clothing or working one to one with people who are homeless.

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Planning your Harvest


Planning your harvest service / assembly? The Whitechapel Mission is always grateful to receive any donations in support of our work.

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Make a Donation Now

The Whitechapel Mission, like most charities, is faced with the challenge of meeting growing demand for services with limited resources.

Help us make a difference today!


cooker Kitchen Refurbishment
A huge thank you to those who have funded our kitchen equipment.
£10,000 raised
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towels We need toothbrushes and towels
We are desperate for toothbrushes and very low on hand towels and bath towels. Can you help?
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