For over 20 years we have offered beds to people experiencing homelessness, from the start of November to the end of March. We have helped around 70 people every year to find more stable accommodation.
More than 20 years ago a group of Hackney residents and members of Hackney church congregations (some of who, had personal experience of homelessness), were thinking about how they could help the people they saw sleeping on the streets around Hackney. They decided that if each member of a group of churches took responsibility for running a shelter for one night of the week, some of those people could be helped and this was the start.
What started as a network of volunteers from local churches has developed into an effective route out of homelessness for many it supports.
Hackney Winter Night Shelter relies on grants, donations and fundraising from our partners and supporters to deliver the service to our guests.
As an organisation that is reliant upon the support of a large number of volunteers, we value the contributions and experience of people from all walks of life. Our values guide our work and our approach.
We offer more than just a meal and a bed. We provide holistic support to help guests rebuild their lives
We welcome guests and volunteers from any and all backgrounds.
We can only do all of our work with the generous support of the people from Hackney and our partners.