“I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.”
Matthew 25 : 35
Welcome to Ealing Churches Winter Night Shelter
Our shelter season normally runs from 25 November to 31 March
This winter we will be running a shared program with Churches and a small hotel. We are able to provide 10 places safely, in line with public health England from November to the end of February 2023. Whilst the guests stay at a different Church the same hospitality will apply, they will open their doors to our guests, providing a hot meal, somewhere to sleep, breakfast and above all else, companionship and friendship. In the small hotel, we are sheltering guests in single rooms. Churches are providing meals, while we work to support the guests to try and move on into permanent accommodation.
Normally we provide emergency dormitory style accommodation for up to 14 guests from those who are sleeping on the streets, are at immediate risk of rough sleeping locally and the ‘hidden homeless’. Our shelter is open during the winter months (from late November to the end of March). Watch our 3-minute video on this page, or look at the longer version for a more in-depth view of a night in the shelter.
On each night of the week, whilst the shelter is open, a different church opens its doors to our guests, providing a hot meal, somewhere to sleep, breakfast and above all else, companionship and friendship. On average, guests stay with us for about 4 weeks before moving on – hopefully to more permanent housing.
It is an opportunity for us all to learn from each other, and also to meet with Christ himself. Jesus said, ‘Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ (Matthew 25 v 40).
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