A Home With A Difference

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Highway House is winner of the London Prestige Awards' Homeless shelter of the year 2019/20 and again for the year 2020/2021. Click here to read what the panel of Judges had to say.
The Highway House Shelter is more than a homeless shelter. We are a shelter based in Tottenham, London that houses up to 35 men at a time. Since we opened our doors in 2009, almost 1000 people have been helped with shelter, food and counselling, along with the opportunity for much needed companionship with others.

We help those who have fallen on difficult times in their lives and need a helping hand. This includes those who are some of the most disenfranchised in our communities and without our help, would simply not be able to access other shelters in London. (including those with no recourse to public funds) many have lost contact with their families and friends. We work to help them rebuild their lives and rebuild their confidence.

The Highway House shelter work with a range of public services to ensure we are able to offer the fullest support to our residents. We are open to residents 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We work diligently with each person to ensure when they leave us they are ready to be independent once again and return to a full and fruitful life.

Our Day Centre is open to the homeless every Tuesday and Friday from 12pm to 3pm (excepts bank holidays). The services provided are:
  • Free hot meal, use of shower, phone charging facilities, internet access, talking with our support workers about various issues including: housing, benefits, healthcare, applications, jobs, ID documents etc


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Our work with Edible London was featured in The Independent Newspaper on Tuesday 22nd September. Please click here to read the article.

Pastor Alex Gyasi founder and Senior Pastor of Highway of Holiness church & CEO of the Highway House shelter on receiving his MBE in the 2019. This was awarded to him for his services to the community in Haringey, London (U.K). 

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Pastor Alex Gyasi was invited to a reception at St. James Palace hosted by their Royal Highnessess's the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall on Wednesday the 25th of October 2018 to mark their visit to Ghana, Gambia and Nigeria. Pastor Alex had the opportunity to speak to both Prince Charles and Camilla at the reception and shared with them the work of Highway house homeless shelter.
The Highway House began in 2009 just through feeding 2 homeless men and has ever since sheltered over 850 people from over 60 nationalities. What makes the Highway House unique is that it provides shelter for people from the most vulnerable groups in society including those without recourse to public funds, the mentally ill and the those who are recovering from treatment received from hospital and would otherwise have been discharged unto the street.
We thank all our past and present supporters and volunteers of the Highway House.
Pastor Alex and the Prince of Wales

Pastor Alex and the Prince of Wales

Pastor Alex & The Duchess of Cornwall

Pastor Alex & The Duchess of Cornwall


READ THE REPORT by the University of East London, that explains our social return on investment performance. READ THE GUARDIAN article 4th July, 2016 about people who donate to Highway House.


Related Links

READ THE RESEARCH - how every £1 you give to us gives £5 back to society Take a look at Life inside Highway House Read the amazing stories of our residents here - Our Residents Stories Registered Charity No. 1052667