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.

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.
  • 2904 people used our advice services during this year. 363 were women
  • 10% of people using our services are under 26 years of age.
  • 59 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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We are desperate for toothbrushes and towels
We very low on hand towels and bath towels and desperate for toothbrushes. Can you help?
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Only 17 Volunteering dates left in 2015
Our volunteering diary is almost full for 2015 and there remains only 17 dates left. If you are interested in volunteering, book now.
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Kitchen Refurbishment
We are trying to raise £10,000 to update our kitchen equipment.
Update: We received the first £5,000 on 21st July and £3,320 on 30 July
Can you help?
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We are having problems with our telephone system at the moment. If you need to contact us please call 020 7247 8281


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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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