Our Impact in 2014

  • 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.
  • 2904 people used our advice services during this year. 363 were women
  • 10% of people using our services are under 26 years of age.
  • 451 people use the Whitechapel Mission's address to receive their post.
  • 36 people were helped to find employment
  • 43 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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Christmas Volunteering
There are no volunteering vacancies left in our Christmas volunteering programme
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We are having problems with our telephone system at the moment. If you need to contact us please call 07712 437018

Deep Clean
On a regular basis we need to strip everything out of the kitchen, leaving just bare walls and ceiling and then to even take them down, clean it all and put it back. Can you put a volunteering team together?
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Friday, October 31st

We thank you for visiting the website this afternoon.

Our Mission Statement

The Whitechapel Mission is dedicated to providing a lifeline to the men and women caught in the cycles of poverty, hopelessness and dependencies of many kinds, and to see their lives transformed to hope, joy and lasting productivity.

Our goal is to help people to help themselves, giving them the confidence they need to become independent, which we do through practical support and advice and by teaching them the life skills they need to succeed.

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 any public funding at all.

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:


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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Donation Button 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!


  • Paul Jones' Snowdonia Marathon

    When I ran my first marathon in London 2010 friends and family were very generous in donating to my fundraising efforts for Oxfam. I've since 'quietly' done two more but for this 2nd marathon ( I did Hamburg in May) of 2014 (and I do say my last one .....) I hope you don't mind me asking again for another great cause.

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  • Sean Cartland's "Stoptober"

    As you will all be aware, I enjoy or a drink (although some would say perhaps too many too often...) and am also very stubborn. So when I was challanged to give up alcohol as my "Stoptober", given that I do not smoke, and would make it that bit more challanging by also abstaining from chocolate, sweets, cakes etx.

    22nd November 2014 >>>

  • Ashley Kate HR Fundraising

    Ashley Kate HR Ashley Kate HR have so far managed to raise over £900 for The Whitechapel Mission through raffles and our big Enjoy the Silence initiative which saw our South vs Midlands team competing for who could stay silent for the whole day.

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  • Selling on ebay?

    ebay Earn a bit. Give a bit. Everyone benefits

    When you're selling, the real beauty of eBay for Charity is that there's something for everyone - yourself included. You decide exactly what percentage of your final selling price you'd like to give to The Whitechapel Mission, and what percentage you'd like for yourself.

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