Winter Shelter for Homeless
C4WS provides emergency accommodation and support to those facing homelessness in the borough of Camden. Supporting this initiative, selected local churches open their doors every evening from the beginning of November through to the end of March, creating a warm and safe space for up to 16 guests to sleep each night. All guests come from Camden Referral Agencies.
Our congregation decided many years ago to look outwards and support this important local initiative. We volunteer with our friends from local churches and open our church doors to the homeless every Sunday evening between November and February. This winter, due to Covid19 the shelter will be run from a central location, but churches will still be providing volunteers.
Spending time with the guests each night is a real privilege - having a chat, sharing a funny story, and enjoying the delicious suppers together.
C4WS also offers guests staying at the shelter access to a weekly Jobs Club, training and volunteering opportunities, English classes, Wellbeing Services and a Mentoring and Befriending scheme. This season also saw the launch of their new “Home From Home” hosting scheme. More information about C4WS can be found here.
We also have volunteers involved with community lunches, charity fundraising and running our Sunday services.
If you’d like to find out more, or you’re thinking about volunteering, please get in touch with our Church Administrator firstname.lastname@example.org