What We Do

Our aim at Sanctuary is to be a ‘first point of contact’ to those who are homeless irrespective of situation or background, with a focus on providing assistance not catered by other agencies.

Activities are either run directly by our volunteers or in conjunction with other partners such as Porchlight, Gravesend Job Centre and the local borough council.

Current activities include:

  • A winter shelter (December – March) that provides our guests with a warm, safe place to sleep 3 evenings a week
  • An evening drop-in centre (April – June, September – November) providing hot meals on two evenings a week
  • Daytime provision of:
    • Hot showers
    • Laundering of clothes
    • New/second hand clothing
    • Help with paper work, including repatriation back to a home country
    • Liaison with authorities who can provide work, benefits and accommodation

None of this would have been possible without the support of our partners and our 150+ volunteers.

Click here to see how you can get involved.

Nicola, one of our guests speaking at our celebration evening

Nicola, one of our guests speaking at our celebration evening