Glass Door partners with churches to give shelter and support, because no one should have to sleep on the streets of London.

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Our Guests' Stories

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If you or someone you know is facing homelessness, here's how we can help.



Eddie's story

After leaving foster care, Eddie was homeless for 26 years and almost died of hypothermia. Now, he's off the street and helping others.


Author: Melissa Kerschen

Sharon's story

After her relationship fell apart, Sharon found herself struggling to make ends meet. "Glass Door has helped me turn my life back around," she says.



James' story

After an injury left him unemployed and unable to pay bills, James spent two months on the street before getting a place in the Glass Door shelters.



Our impact

  • 420
    individuals stayed in our shelters in 2016-2017. 
  • 160
    guests moved off the streets and into housing last year.
  • 73
    percent feel more optimistic about the future. 

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Latest News

  • Our own private Sleep Out

    Jodi Levin Gothold reports on the night she and four of her friends and colleagues spent the night sleeping outside on one of the coldest night of the year. Read more

  • Coverage in The Times

    8 December: "I still work, but it doesn't pay enough". Alan (51) has a biology degree from the University of Glasgow and works full-time as a teaching assistant. He is also a guest of the Glass Door shelters. Read more

  • Volunteering at St Columba's

    "The ability to have a normal conversation is probably the most important thing we as volunteers can offer," writes Will Hamlyn. Read more

Upcoming Events

  • Candlelight concert at St Barnabas

    12 December: Southfields Academy Music Department are holding a candlelight concert at 6pm. Read more

  • Carols on the Green

    12 December: much-loved annual Carols on the Green, featuring a raffle that benefits Glass Door, organised by the Chelsea branch of John D Wood. Read more

  • Battersea Choral Society Christmas concert

    12 December: Carols for all at Holy Trinity, Sloane Square. Retiring collection for Glass Door. Read more