The Highway House Shelter is more than a homeless shelter. We are a shelter based in Tottenham, London that houses up to 50 men at a time. Since we opened our doors in 2009, over 900 people have been helped with shelter, food and counselling, along with the opportunity for much needed companionship with others. We also provide employment training.
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 misused alcohol and drugs and have lost contact with their families and friends. We work to help them rebuild their lives, rebuild their confidence and rebuild themselves.
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 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and have no set time limit on an individuals stay. Instead, 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.
The Highway House Shelter is expanding its services to the homeless and will open up as a DAY CENTRE twice a week.
The day centre provides support to the all homeless people in Haringey regardless of whether they are residents of the shelter or not, we will be supporting people on the brink of homelessness in order to prevent the actuality and our doors will be open to people that are lonely or live in isolation.
Some examples of the support that would be provided is:
– Helping guests get access to health care
– Helping guests fill in applications – e.g benefit forms & job applications
– Helping them with job searches
– Helping them secure accommodation
– Signposting them to other organisations that offer free courses, migrant advice, help to get off drugs and alcohol etc
We will also provide:
– a Hot meal for each guest
– Shower facilities
Would you like to support the Highway House Day Centre by becoming a volunteer? We are looking for volunteers to provide support/advice, befriend, cook & serve our guests. We are also appealing for barbers, beauticians and hairdressers to come in once in a while to offer their services to our guests.
If you are interested please send us an email to let us know in what capacity you would like to help: firstname.lastname@example.org
YOUR DONATION COUNTS
EVERY £1 INVESTED INTO HIGHWAY HOUSE RETURNS £5 TO SOCIETY