We have a small dedicated team of staff who oversee the operation and make sure we have the resources and funds to support our guests. This includes the Director of Hackney Doorways (who runs the Hackney Winter Night Shelter), a Shelter Manager and Advocate Workers who support our guests individually to find a more secure future.
Acting Director (Hackney Doorways) - Christina Ball
Shelter Manager - Ruth Best
Lead Advocate - Tom McDonald
Advocate Worker - Aline dall'Agnol
Women's Advocate Worker - Sam Hassan
Our Volunteers and Supporters
The real heart of HWNS is our team of over 600 volunteers and co-ordinators who run the shelter each night and work tirelessly to raise funds and awareness of the Shelter and its work.
We are also completely thankful to the ongoing support of the wider community that provide local venues to host the shelter and key services such as; laundry facilities, taxis and health clinics for guests. Without them there would simply be no shelter.
The Charity is governed by a Board of Trustees who meet at least six times a year.
Chair: Andrea Daniels
Vice Chair: Luke Bruce
Treasurer: Alexandra Cole
Company Secretary: Sarah Young
Niul Dillon Hatcher