As The Whitechapel Mission cares for an increasing number of our most vulnerable guests during the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency, we remain committed to the health, safety and well-being of all. Our guests who are experiencing homelessness don’t have the option to “stay at home” to avoid risk to themselves or others — so we are reliant on friends like you who choose to give generously.
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 (40,000 meals served during the last 10 weeks). 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.
How can you get involved during this challenging time?
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 donated-goods
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